Red Amaranth, Purple Amaranth, Mexican Grain Amaranth, Huautli, Alegria Amaranthus cruentus

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Amaranthus cruentus

Family:

Amaranthaceae

Genus:

Amaranthus

Species:

cruentus

Common Name:

Red Amaranth, Purple Amaranth, Mexican Grain Amaranth, Huautli, Alegria

Seeds Per Pound:
650,430
Quantity:
2.02 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
603
Germination:
85%
Germination Test Type:
Actual
Purity:
99%
Height:
6 feet
Collection Locale:
Holland
Crop Year:
2016
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
annual
In Stock: 2.02 lb
Prices
  • Amaranthus cruentus

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
1 oz
19.95
1 lb
139.50
Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: Sow in spring for germination; , surface sow and keep moist.
In a Nutshell:
* Amaranthus cruentus is a common flowering plant species that yields the nutritious staple amaranth grain .
* This species was in use as a food source in Central America as early as 4000 BC.
* It is an important crop for subsistence farmers in Africa. more...
* The mild-flavoured leaves (cooked as a spinach) are rich in vitamins and minerals.
* The seeds are very small but easy to harvest and very nutritious. They are eaten cooked or ground into a powder and used for making cakes etc. They can also be sprouted and used in salads. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov