Organic Red Amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor) Seed
Amaranth is a relatively new microgreen but is a widely dispersed food plant around the world grown for its edible seeds and leaves. There are dozens of species ranging in colours through purple, red, green and gold. It is closely related to quinoa and fat-hen - an annual weed commonly found in our cultivated gardens. This variety called 'Red Line' has a particularly striking ruby red colour which, as well as being nutritious, adds colour interest to dishes.
How to grow amaranth microgreens:
- Sprinkle the seeds over a tray of compost and press down gently.
- Cover with a fine layer of compost.
- It is advisable to use a micro biologically tested compost such as Klasmann’s Peat Free Seed Compost to ensure there is no pathogens present.
- Keep the compost moist – be careful not to over water though!
- Should be ready in about 14 days. Can be grown for longer to let true leaves develop.