Amaranth: Mayo Indian

Amaranth: Mayo Indian

  • $2.85


From Sonora, Mexico. This is a beautiful, maroon-flowered, black-seeded variety, with sturdy stalks and large heads of tiny flowers. The large, dried, flower heads can be used in arrangements of everlasting flowers. Organic gardening tip: When planted near cucumbers amaranth makes an excellent trap crop for cucumber beetles. The young ornamental leaves are used like spinach, and the seeds are used like corn to make esquite (parched, popped seeds), pinole (toasted flour, sweetened with vanilla, cinnamon, and anise) and atole (a sweetened, flour-based beverage). (Amaranthus cruentus)

Packet: 0.80 g - approximately 680 seeds