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Amaranth Seeds - Green Tails

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  • Seed Count: 100 Seeds
  • Maturity Date: Approximately 60-70 days from planting
  • Plant Type: Leafy green and grain crop
  • Growth Habit: Upright, bushy growth
  • Leaf Color: Vibrant green with attractive tails
  • Soil Preference: Prefers well-drained, fertile soil
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun
  • Uses: Culinary (leaves and seeds), ornamental, and grain production

History: Green Tails Amaranth, known for its vibrant green foliage and unique trailing seed heads, holds a special place in both historical and contemporary agriculture. Originating from Central and South America, amaranth has been a staple food for many indigenous cultures for centuries. Its adaptability to various climates and soil types has led to its widespread cultivation and popularity.

Culinary Uses: The leaves of Green Tails Amaranth are highly nutritious and can be used similarly to spinach, either cooked or raw in salads. The seeds are a source of high-quality protein and can be used in a variety of dishes, including as a grain substitute in porridges, soups, and bread. The unique appearance of the trailing seed heads also makes it an attractive addition to ornamental gardens.

Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Green Tails Amaranth thrives in full sun and well-drained, fertile soil. Sow seeds directly into the ground after the last frost, placing them approximately 1/4 inch deep and spacing them about 10-12 inches apart. These plants require regular watering, especially during dry periods, but are generally low-maintenance and hardy. As the plants mature, their bushy growth and trailing seed heads become more pronounced, making them a beautiful and productive addition to any garden.

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