Burgundy amaranth


Amarantus hypochondraicus. Tall 6 ft spikes of burgundy flowers on bright red stems with attractive red veined foliage that can be eaten like spinach when young. Sew after last frost for summer blooms and early autumn harvest of white seeds that are loved by birds, and can be eaten cooked or popped as a complete protein and nutrient dense grain. These seeds were an important staple of the aztec diet. Self seeds easily. 100 days to mature grain.

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