Das Goldkorn der Inkas. Den Spaniern hat diese göttergleiche Pflanze nicht gepasst und sie hätten sie am liebsten verboten. Zum Glück hat es nicht geklappt, denn heute sind viele Menschen, die unsere Getreidearten nicht mehr vertragen, auf glutenfreie Pseudogetreide wie Amaranth angewiesen. Vegetarier können sich dank der guten Eiweisse und Kohlenhydrate gesund ernähren. Sehr einfach zu kultivieren auch für Gartenanfänger.

Amaranth

amaranth family Amaranthus cruentus }

Golden grain amaranth

Amaranth is, besides corn and quinoia, the most important crop of the native South Americans (Incas). In our region it gains in significance in hypoallergenic diets to prevent grain allergies. It is a so called pseudo-grain. The white grains can be prepared like millet or can be ground. Height up to 1m. Impressive plant.

Sow at warm locations from the beginning to end of March. 4 weeks later, prick out plantlings to at a distance of 50x50cm. Harvest of the mature fruit stands in August/September.

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Transplant
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Sowing quantity 3 - 4 g/Are

Item No.
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Price / item
Amount
00200
Portion (ca. 30 plants)
3.95 CHF
0.00 CHF

TBD Amaranth greens

Amaranth is usually grown for its seeds or its extravagant flowers. This variety produces vast quantities of tender leaves, which can be used like spinach.

Sow at warm locations in March. 4 weeks later, plant out plantlings to at a distance of 50x50cm. Alternatively, sow directly into the gardenbed after the last frost. Continually harvest the young leaves.

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Item No.
Unit
Price / item
Amount
00210
Portion (for 5 m²)
4.50 CHF
0.00 CHF

CMYK

Amaranth greens Amaranth greens

Fast-growing plant producing vast quantities of leaves. When harvested, they can be used like spinach, or in salads.

Sow at warm locations in March. 4 weeks later, plant out plantlings to at a distance of 50x50cm. Alternatively, sow directly into the gardenbed after the last frost. Continually harvest the young leaves.

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Sow
plants
Harvest
Item No.
Unit
Price / item
Amount
00220
Portion (for 5 m²)
4.50 CHF
0.00 CHF