Grows to 6.5' feet with pink, red, and green seedheads.
Light-colored seed is larger than any other variety except Apellewa.
Strong reliable grower. A workhorse variety with a good balance of seed seize, flavor, yield, and biomass.
Ellen grew this from seed received from the USDA seed repository that had been collected in Ecuador. Our exclusive.
BOTANICAL NAME : Chenopodium quinoa
Sow in flats on 1" centers shortly before last frost. May not germinate well in hot weather. Transplant when second set of leaves appear to 12" centers in garden. Be careful not to overly disturb roots when transplanting. Needs well-drained, fertile soil and prefers cool weather. Water sparingly. The bitter soapy seed coating must be washed off before eating-run seeds through blender, changing water until it no longer foams. Seed our handout for more info.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: W,H/Matures 13-17/Height 4-6'/Harvest 0-4/Yield grain 6-26, dry biomass 18-78/Spacing 12"
For more information see our: Amaranth & Quinoa Information Sheet