Amaranth, Spike (Amaranthus caudatus), potted plant, Organic
Family: Amaranth (Amaranthacea)
Annual. 50 days to maturity
(Spike Amaranth) Annual. 50 days. Plant looks like a fist with one upraised finger, a sort of botanical one-fingered salute of crimson flowers. This is a black-seeded amaranth. The red color is due to the content of betacyanins, and the leaves are an edible and tasty potherb when picked young. This is a vegetable amaranth, not a grain amaranth–grain amaranths like our orange or golden amaranth have blonde seeds. Plant prefers full sun and regular garden soil. Space plants 2 feet apart.
potted plant, Certified Organically Grown