Elena’s Rojo Amaranth is an easy to grow, colorful plant. It is a gorgeous ornamental, and also produces delicious greens & grain.
This is a native amaranth from Guatemala that was revived after the civil war by a woman named Elena whose family saved the seeds of this variety. The flowers are a deep red. It is primarily used for grain, which is rich in vitamins A, B + E and iron.
Harvest the young leaves to eat as greens. The seed matures over a long period, so collecting several times will produce the best yields. You can also cut a branch and hang it upside down in a dry space, collecting seeds on a sheet as they fall. Some threshing may be necessary.
Growing tips — Direct seed or set transplants in rich soil with full sun. Space plants 2-3 feet apart.
Plant is drought tolerant, but will produce better with sufficient moisture.
60 seeds per packet
3rd generation seeds from our gardens
*All Sierra y Cielo seeds are organic, open-pollinated, & non-GMO. They have been hand collected from our gardens, where they have been adapted for 2+ generations.
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