C006

New Mexico

C006

Amaranthus hypochondriacus.  These beautiful pink and white inflorescences yield edible golden seeds. Young leaves are edible also, as with all amaranth.  From a dooryard garden near Rinconada, NM.  From our Seed Bank Collection.

  • Origin: High desert but can perform well in low desert also
  • Edible leaves and seeds
  • Blond seeds
  • Approx. 0.3g/300 seeds per packet.
  • Please do not order more than 3 packets of any one variety, and no more than 30 packets total. 
  • $3.25

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S.M.
Thanks!

Y’all are doing a great thing. Preserving and spreading these arid tolerant heirlooms will help all as the state of our climate becomes more unstable. Have only started my tomato’s so far but they are coming along great!

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S.Z.
Does well in Austin, TX

I bought this variety of amaranth in 2017, planting it in 30-40 sf of an urban garden. The first year yielded about 4 lb of seed. I let volunteer plants grow out in the same space for the next few years. The bed is well composted but I don't do anything else. The main issues I have are lodging and some encroachment of seedlings beyond the core bed. The latter issue isn't too bad because I purposely planted in a bed with lawn and crushed granite boundaries. The plants are beautiful in season. In summer when they look pathetic, we're mostly indoors. The plants may produce secondary seed heads into autumn.