A. hypochondriacus. Sow Hopi Red Dye Organic Amaranth seeds in your organic vegetable garden, and grow some history. This variety looks spectacular as microgreens, but it’s also ornamental in the garden, and grows prolific seed heads that are chock full of seeds that can be ground into gluten free flour. Or use the whole plant to create intense red dye as the Hopi people did. This is a truly multi-purpose plant. Harvesting your Hopi Red Dye organic Amaranth seeds is easy to do. The luxurious flower clusters make excellent cut flowers, and contrast well with any white flowers in a bouquet
Whether you’re growing amaranth from seed for its nutritious leaves or its high-protein, gluten-free grains, it is easy to grow if you can provide warm soil and lots of sunlight. Amaranth is closely related to quinoa, but also beets, Swiss chard, and many other food crops.