Amaranthus 'Hopi Red Dye'

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Hopi Red Dye (Organic)

Amaranthus cruentus

Rich burgundy spikes, more delicate and shorter than the other trailing tassel amaranth varieties, about 30-50 cm long.  When plants are young, and leaves are tender, the foliage makes a nice edible green. Seeds are also edible. Fresh flower clusters, stems, and leaves can be used to make a natural red food dye by soaking the plant parts in water overnight or simmering in hot water. 

USDA Certified Organic.

Type : Annual
Position : Sun
Height : 100 cm
Quantity per packet : 100

Sowing method : Transplant. Sow indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost.
When to plant : October-November
Spacing : 40cm
Depth : Surface sow and very lightly cover
Germination : 7-10 days
Days to maturity : 65-75

When to pick : For fresh, when 3/4 of the flowers are open. For dried, when seed has begun to set and flowers feel firm.