They have a mild earthy flavour that is reminiscent of a beet with a delicate sweet grassy finish. Micro Red Amaranth is rich in vitamin C, carotenoids, vitamin K, and vitamin E.
Goes beautifuly with goats cheese, eggs, fish salads and desserts
Grow your own microgreens
Taste – mild earthy flavour that is reminiscent of a beet with a delicate sweet grassy finish
Difficulty – Medium
Germination – 4-6 days
Days to Harvest – 10-20 days after germination
Seed Packet Weight - 4g
These versatile leaves are velvety and crisp, perfect for salads, soups and entrees and deserts
Growing in the Garden
Soil - Adapts to most soils, but grows best in fertile, well-drained loam.
Position - Full sun.
Frost tolerant - Amaranth seeds need warm soil to germinate and can be damaged by spring frosts, so wait until the soil has begun to warm to plant this crop. Mature plants are easier to harvest after a light frost in the autumn.
Spacing - Single Plants: 60cm (1' 11") each way (minimum)
Rows: 45cm (1' 5") with 90cm (2' 11") row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Plant from mid spring to mid summer by sowing seeds barely covered with soil in uniform rows. Keep soil moist until the seedlings sprout. Weed by hand until the plants are 10cm (4 in) tall, gradually thinning plants to 45cm (18 inches) apart. As the plants grow, they will shade out most summer weeds..