Amaranthus Tampala


Availability: members only

GENUS: Amaranth SPECIES: tricolour


Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Hawkes Bay
Number of Seeds: 300

Description: A New Zealand heritage green leafy heat loving vegetable sent in to us by Dr Graham Hanna of Mangere in 1997. It is common throughout Asia and well known as a super nutritious green especially when lightly steamed or saut‚ed. High in calcium, iron and other minerals it grows to 1m high and has red and green, crinkled leaves that can be picked all summer.

Planting Instructions: Broadcast seeds in strips directly into beds from November to February. Enough seed to plant 4x 10 cm wide strips 1 each month November- February. Or plant into seed trays, prick out to 2.5 cm diagonal spacing and transplant at 20 cm diagonal spacing when leaves touch.