(Amaranthus hypochondriacus) Originating with the ancient Aztecs. Hardy plant to 1m with both leaf & grain used in salads, and cooked dishes. Higher in protein (18%) than wheat or rice. Easy to grow. Direct sow. 110-150 days. 3500 seeds
Harvest: When seeds start to drop from plant, lay on tarp or plastic sheet, or in hessian bag and leave to dry for 1-2 weeks. Shake or pull seeds from stem & winnow in a light breeze or in front of a fan.
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