An amaranth so attractive, we’ve made it into its own exclamation of delight here on the farm. Try it for yourself- “Hot Biscuits!” It feels right. Boasting a hard-to-find, terracotta-colored head with rusty-hued foliage, this amaranth is the definition of “rustic chic.” A tall, easy-to-grow and productive filler for fresh and dried arrangements. Nutritious grain is also easy to harvest if the birds don’t find it first!
Days to Maturity: 65-75
Latin Name: Amaranthus cruentus
Life Cycle: Annual
Direct seed 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 falls 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 purchasing 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!