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Characteristics: Annual 100-150 cm
Seeds per packet: Approx 100
Amaranth make an attractive addition to the flower bed and has the added bonus with leaves high in protein, vitamins and minerals.
Very vigorous plant that can be cut young and are perfect for colouring up salads or used cooked like spinach. Leaves and stems can be eaten.
Tropical: Winter to Mid-Spring.
Temperate: Late Winter to Early-Summer.
Sow: 5mm deep.
For best results sow directly into soil where they are to grow.
Germination: 7-14 days.
Plant space: 80cm
Row space: 1 metre
Maturity: 10-12 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.
Adaptable to most soils in a sunny position. Drought resistant but frost tender.