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Red Spike Amaranth

Red Spike Amaranth

Amaranthus Cruentus, also known as Red Spike Amaranth, is an ancient heirloom originating in Central and South America. The Inca, Maya, and Aztec civilizations used it as a staple grain and considered it a beneficial healing food. In the summer, it produces dark red, fuzzy-looking spires of flowers, followed by red seed heads.

 

It can grow up to 60 inches tall with upwards-spiking red blooms.  The stalks, leaves, stems, flowers, and seeds are all edible and highly nutritious. The seeds are a grain substitute, similar to quinoa. Use as a cold or hot cereal, grind into flour, add to baked goods, or stir fry. The leaves are excellent sauteed with garlic oil and are similar to spinach.

 

Read more about Red Spike Amaranth health benefits National Library of Medicine.

Starter will be in a 4" reusable nursery pot.

  • Pick Up Info

    Shipping is not available for live plants.

    We will keep your plants thriving until right before it's time for you to plant them in your garden.  Orders will be ready to pick up at our farm in Greenwood Springs, Mississippi, March-May. 

    Orders over $200 can be scheduled for free, front-door delivery to Monroe County, MS. customers.  We'll also have a few delivery drops in North Columbus and Tupelo and are happy to meet customers with any order size at our drop locations.

$4.00Price
Ready to pick up in March - May
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