Amaranth, Red Seeds

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Red Amaranth has oval, almost heart shaped leaves that are a deep red at the center and gradually transition to a medium green around their edges. Their flavor is similar to that of spinach.

How to Grow Red Amaranth

  • Latin Name: Amaranthus cruentus
  • Annual
  • Days to Maturity: 45- 50
  • Hardiness Zone: 7- 12
  • Soil ph: 6.5 to 7.5
  • Temperature: Hot/ Humid
  • Light Preference: Full Sun
  • Planting:
    • Depth: ¼"
    • Plant Spacing: 6"
    • Row Spacing: 18"
  • Pests/Diseases: Rust, leaf spot and root rots
  • Seed Count:
    • 1 oz.- Approximately 48,900 Seeds
    • 4 oz.- Approximately 195,600 Seeds
    • 1 lb.- Approximately 782,400 Seeds


Amaranth is drought tolerant and a fairly hardy plant.
Harvest leaves as needed. Younger leaves are great in salads while more mature leaves are often used as a substitute in the kitchen for spinach.