Amaranthus Pygmy Torch


GENUS: Amaranth SPECIES: spp

Maximum of 5 per person


Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Hawkes Bay
Number of Seeds: 600

Description: Stunning plant with deep burgundy leaves and large black jewel like burgundy drooping seed heads. When popped they are black / white, and very crunchy. A very ornamental grain variety. Grows to 1m only, making it easier to net than taller cultivars.

Planting Instructions: Plant October through to early November.  Prick out when first two leaves appear at 2 cm diagonal spacing and transplant into beds when 5 cm high – at 50 cm diagonal spacing.  Enough seed to plant 150 m of raised beds or equivalent.