Family: Amaranthaceae Genus: Amaranthus Cultivar: Golden Giant
This variety of Amaranth is most commonly grown as a leaf vegetable, for baby leaf, salad greens, sprouts or microgreens, the seed is gluten-free. Popular in Asian cuisine, in soups, stews, salads, and stir-fries. Young leaves are tender and used as a salad green, mature leaves are cooked like spinach. Fast-growing, heat tolerant, up to 2m. Plants do well in hot weather. Can also be grown as an ornamental. Very productive, yielding up to 1 lb of seed per plant.
Depth: Barely cover 1/16″ Sprout Time: 3-21 days Starting Indoors: Six weeks before the last frost, start in pots with vermiculite. Keep at 65-75°F with evenly moist conditions by placing a humidity dome over the containers until germination occurs. Starting Outdoors: Direct sow after last frost.