Amaranthus hypochondriacus

Burgundy Amaranth

Days to Maturity: 50 days salad size

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Versatile, easy-to-grow variety for microgreens, salad mixes, bouquets and nutritious grain.

Tasty deep red cotyledons and true leaves are similar to spinach in flavor and delicious steamed. Mature plants produce attractive maroon plumes gorgeous in ornamental bouquets. Let it go to seed and watch the birds come to feast.

  • Edible and ornamental
  • 6-8' tall plants when mature
  • Open-Pollinated

32.1-33.7M (33M avg) seeds/oz, 515-540M (527M avg) seeds/lb. M=1,000. 1/32 oz approx. 1,000 seeds. Direct seeding rate: 12 seeds/foot in rows 12-18” apart, thin to 8”. Transplants: 4-8” apart in rows 12-18” apart.

Cultural Info

Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Specialty greens are a broad category of leafy plants, many of which are cold hardy and fast growing. Crops in this group are gaining popularity due to their ease of culture and unique flavors and colors.

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