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Chihuahuan Ornamental

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  • Amaranthus cruentus.  From the heart of the Chihuahuan desert in Mexico, this beautiful amaranth variety is also called Sangre de Castilla, the "Blood of Noble Spain." The black seeds are edible and the leaves are used as greens. The plants can grow 5 to 8 feet tall in good soil. From our Seed Bank Collection.

    • Origin: High elevation, about 4900'
    • Can perform well in low desert also
    • Edible leaves and seeds
    • Mostly black seeds
    • Approx. 0.3g/300 seeds per packet.
    • Limit 3 packets.
  • $3.95

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Leonel Cabrera
Strong and loves the Texas heat

I am honestly considering growing a field of Amaranth instead of corn next year.

Germination rate is very high, I would sprinkle seeds on the ground and they will sprout in the next day or two.

I have a raised bed of sandy loam soil and the amaranth is exploding in growth and is thriving in it.

I used the leaves as quelites and ate them with tacos.

The plants has then bushed out and had tons of new growth.

It loves the Texas heat. It’s getting to about 90-100 degrees and this plant is having the time of its life. My blue Hopi is taking a beating and curls its leaves when the day gets too hot but the amaranth stands a little taller, points is leaves towards the sun and pops in color.

I will be saving the seeds for next year and use half of it to make a atole.

I strongly recommend this plant for anyone who enjoys the greens and the grain. 6 out of 5, strongly recommend for hot climate growers.