A. hypochondriacus. Sow Hopi Red Dye Organic Amaranth seeds in the organic vegetable garden, and grow some history. This variety looks spectacular as micro-greens, but it’s also ornamental in the garden, and grows prolific seed heads that are chock full of seeds that can be ground into gluten free flour. Or use the whole plant to create intense red dye as in the Hopi tradition. This is a truly multi-purpose plant. Harvesting Amaranth seeds is easy to do. The luxurious flower clusters make excellent cut flowers, and contrast well with any white flowers in a bouquet.
Matures in 21 days to baby greens, 110 days for seeds. (Open-pollinated seeds)