Streams of elegant, chartreuse tassels add texture and intrigue to arrangements large and small, fresh and dried. Green Tails Amaranth gives rise to 4-5 foot tall plants that grow with ease. In addition to producing heaps of mature seeds that are tasty and nutrient-packed. Especially eye-catching grown next to Lovelies Bleeding and Coral Fountains Amaranth or as a backdrop to flashier blooms. Introduced to us by our friends at Adaptive Seeds.
Days to Maturity: 60-70
Latin name: Amaranthus caudatus
Life cycle for seed saving: Annual
Direct seed Green Tails Amaranth in late spring or early summer. Optimal soil temp. for germination: 65-85°. Planting depth: 1/8″. Thin plants to 6-18″, depending on desired size. Harvest in dry weather when grain readily fall off when brushed.
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All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!