Red Garnet Amaranth is a strikingly beautiful deep crimson to maroon tropical plant with spoon-shaped to oval leaves and stunning magenta flower spikes and grain pseudo-cereal seeds, all are edible.
The delicately flavored sprouts can be used as a garnish for salads in 14-20 days and young leaves can be cooked like spinach.
Plant 1/4 inch in the soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring in at least 70F temperature soil. Harvest for micro-greens in 10-21 days, 30-50 days for young leaves, and 120 days for quinoa-like grains.
Species: Amaranth, Red Garnet Size: 4-8 feet tall Days to Germinate: 8-12 days Days to Harvest: 40-120 Germination Rate: 85% Lifespan: Annual Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade