C009

Paiute

C009

Amaranthus cruentus. From a garden on the Kaibab Southern Paiute Reservation in southern Utah. Edible seeds and leaves. Red inflorescences with long trailing branches. Red stems with leaves from deep green-red to red.  From our Seed Bank Collection.

  • Origin: High desert
  • Edible leaves and seeds
  • Black seeds
  • Approx. 0.3g/300 seeds per packet.
These seeds are part of our conservation program and are not available for purchase. They are only available through Native American Seed Request or Bulk Seed Exchange.

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Zack
It was horrible

This fruit was really bad, First of it was not like the imagine on the website, second it tasted horrible when i tried it, third when i gave it to my family and i shared some with my neighbor they also said it was horrible. DO NOT BUY THIS.

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Alexander Hollins
Gorgeous, tasty, and a HIT with the neighbors

I'm mildly sarcastic with the neighbors comment, as I had the city called on me over the "giant weeds" growing in my yard.

These seeds quickly germinated and took off, filling a small plot of of my front yard. My main issue that cost me many plants were feral cats that kept digging up the seedlings, but after they were established and a good foot high to start, the shade they cast ended up being a popular respite in the summer for a variety of city wildlife. The plants themselves are gorgeous, with a unique look that I loved to see every day coming home, and they tolerated my inconsiderate self forgetting to water them quite well, coming back strong after nearly wilting to the ground any time I left them for a few days. I pulled leaves here and there for salads, and they added an excellent flavor when mixed in with other greens. Birds and wind took many of the seeds before I could, but my first year was largely intended to test the plants out and get seeds for the future, rather than making a meal. I had several plants come up in the same area the next year on their own!