Amaranth, Golden Giant (Amaranthus cruentus), packet of 200 seeds, organic
Family: Amaranth (Amaranthacea)
Annual, 100 days to maturity.
Native to South AmericaThis is one of the earliest of all crops. As a young archaeologist, I excavated charred Amaranth seeds at the Koster site dating back to the new world paleolithic. This plant is still easy and worthwhile to grow and makes huge plumes of golden flowers on plants to 8 feet tall. Golden Amaranth produces the superior type of seed for food use–light colored, loaded with nutrients, incomparably tasty. Plant prefers full sun and regular garden soil. If you can grow pigweed in your garden, then you can grow this amaranth (they are related). Direct seed in the spring garden and thin to about 1 foot apart. We tested the yield of our (Horizon Herbs Select) cultivar and registered one pound of finished seed per 10 row feet (about 10 plants).
200 seeds/pkt Certified Organically Grown