Red Garnet Amaranth Microgreen Seeds – Heirloom
- Use a small quantity of these microgreens to add an intense ‘pop’ of colour to your dish.
- Popular variety with restaurants and cafes.
How to Grow Amaranth Microgreens
Amaranth prefer soil temperatures of approximately 24ºC degrees. Grow in a temperature-controlled room or during warmer months. Ensure that the temperature for your grow space doesn’t drop below 22ºC degrees as this won’t allow your crop to grow to a suitable height.
- Sow rate: 28 grams for a 10 x 20″ growing tray.
- Pre-soak: Do not pre-soak seeds.
- Growing medium: Soil or hydroponic.
- Weight microgreens: No. Red Amaranth microgreens are delicate and should not be weighted.
- Growing in soil: Add 3-4 cm soil to growing tray. Flatten soil. Sprinkle seeds evenly over soil. Lightly water.
- Germination time: 2-3 days.
- Keep plant in a warm spot during germination and growing time. Intolerant of harsh direct sunlight.
- Ensure adequate moisture.
- Harvest time: Approx. 14 days. During cooler months, this variety can take up to 24 days. Harvest close to root.
- Yield: A 10 x 20″ tray yields approx. 185 grams of microgreens.
Click here to read our in-depth article about growing red amaranth microgreens.
- No chemical treatment.
- Open pollinated, heirloom variety.
- Botanical name: Amaranthus tricolor (Red Garnet).
- Seeds per gram: 1000.
- We do not ship to WA or Tasmania due to quarantine restrictions.
Our seeds come with a satisfactory germination rate guarantee for 3 months from date of purchase if stored correctly. Store seeds in a cool, dry place (under 10°C) or in an airtight container in the fridge.