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, Ornamental Amaranth

amaranth family Amaranthus cruentus

Golden grain Amaranth, Ornamental Amaranth

Amaranth is next to corn and quinoa in dietary importance to the peoples of South America such as the Incas. As a pseudo-cereal⁠—grain from a non-grass, it challenges the assumption that grains come from grasses like wheat. It has become a champion staple in allergy-conscious recipes and diets. It has no gluten either. The white to golden grains can be prepared like millet or ground into flour. This impressive plant can reach one meter in height.

Sow at the beginning to the end of March in a seedling starter tray. After about four weeks, transplant the seedlings at a distance of 50✕50 cm apart. Harvest the mature seed heads in August/September.

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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

Red Leaf Amarant Leaf Amaranth

Red leaf amaranth is mainly noticed by its extravagant leaves. Every eye will catch these colourful leaves amidst the green garden. It provides a nutritious pseudocereal or false grain loved by allergy sufferers. In this lush variety, the dark red leaves are the main attraction. They can be harvested in large quantities and consistently give high yields. Prepare these like spinach in your favourite recipes. This variety is very productive so aside from high-yielding crops it is great for a green manure cover crop.

Sow beginning in early March in a seed tray in a warm place. Seedlings should be planted at 50✕50 cm spacing after about four weeks. Direct seeding is possible after the last threat of frost. Harvest young leaves continuously. Height can reach up to 100cm.

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

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Green Leaf Amaranth Leaf Amaranth

This thriving amaranth gives rich green leaves that can be harvested continuously from a very young stage. It gives one of the first payoffs of your field and has versatile uses in the kitchen. The leaves can be prepared as cooked greens such as spinach, chopped into recipes, or to liven up your salads. The taste is a bit milder than the red leaf amaranth variety.

Sow beginning in early March in a seed tray in a warm place. Seedlings should be planted at 50✕50 cm spacing after about four weeks. Direct seeding is possible after the last threat of frost. Harvest young leaves continuously. Height can reach up to 100 cm.

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