Edible amaranth is also called Chinese Spinach or yin choi. Dark burgundy stems and fuchsia-red tinged green leaves make this variety an excellent choice for microgreens and baby leaf. The plant produces a high yield of tender leaves even in hot weather but will not thrive in cold temperatures.
Warm season annual
Maturity: Approx. 20-25 days baby leaf, 35-60 days
Planting season: Late spring/early summer
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/early summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Can be sown by broadcasting and thinned during growth. Keep soil moist. The leaves and stems are best when harvested young.