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Basic Collection Information and Status
Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus, Amaranthaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   Mountain Pima
Collection Site   Sonora, Mexico (latitude: 28°; altitude: 4,900 ft / 1,500 m)
Collection Year   1984
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Mountain Pima GreensC004
From the Sonora/ Chihuahua border in Mexico. The leaves are used for greens and the light colored seeds are ground for pinole.
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Collection Site
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The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
C02-009 CF09 Fl1C02-009 CF14 Fl1C02-009 CF14 Fl2C02-009 CF14 Fl3C02-009 CF04 Fl2C02-009 CF04 L1C02-009 CF04 L2C02-009 CF04 PC02-009 CF04 S2C02-009 CF09 Fl2C02-009 CF14 FlC02-009 CF14 Pl1C02-009 CF14 Pl2C02-009 CF14 Pl3C02-009 CF14 Pl4C02-009 CF04 Fl1C02-009 CF04 Fl3C02-009 CF04 Fl4
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Characterization and Evaluation
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Amaranth IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
Grown by the Aztecs and by Southwest Indians for millennia, the small grain is rich in lysine and the young leaves are high in calcium and iron.Plant in spring after soil warms or with summer rains. Broadcast and rake in, or plant 1/4" deep in basins or rows. Thin the edible seedlings to 10-15" apart. Grows taller if soil is enriched with compost. Likes full sun.Amaranth species are wind / insect pollinated and will readily cross. To prevent this, put paper or cloth bags over flower heads. When ripe, cut off dried heads and lightly beat in a bag to remove seed. Screen or winnow off chaff.
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