Chinese Greens Spinach vegetable, EDIBLE Red Strip AMARANTH :12000 seeds (10g)

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Chinese Greens Spinach vegetable, EDIBLE Red Strip AMARANTH :12000 seeds (10g)
(Amaranthus mangostanus, Amaranthus tricolor)

Also known as:
amaranthus, callaloo, careless weed, Chinese spinach, edible amaranth, tampala, wild blite,asian spinach

Asian vegetable names...
China: een choy, hinn choy, yin choy, hin tsai, in tsai, xian cai, lao quiang gu

India: chaulai sag, chuamarsa, ganhar, kai sag, kalgaghasa, lal sag, marsa, poi, rajgira, ram dana

Indonesia: abang, bayam, bayem, selasih, senggang bener

Japan: chunrai, hiyuna, java horenso, santousai

Korea: chambirum

Malaysia: bayam

Philippines: kulitis

Sri Lanka: sudu tampala

Thailand: phak khom

Vietnam: rau den, rau den tia',den com



The following varieties are the most popular leafy amaranths grown in Asia. Soft texture and tender leaves are excellent for stir-fry and soup
YOU "LL RECEIVE :( 12,000-12,300 seeds =10g)

HEIRLOOM NON GMO

Germination: 80% (tested)

Purity: 95%

Edible Amaranth grows very well in warm climates. This fast-growing vegetable can be harvested 30 days after sowing, by the cut-and-grow-again method. Seeds are very small and will germinate best at temperature above 65 F under dark conditions.Thin plants during the growth if necessary and thinnings can be eaten. Edible young leaves and stems are cooked like spinach.

Leaves of the Chinese amaranth are high in protein and although nutritionally similar to beets, Swiss chard and spinach, they are actually far superior. For example, Chinese amaranth leaves contain three times the amount of both calcium and niacin (vitamin B3) compared to regular spinach leaves.

Young leaves and stems can be harvested periodically for a long time during the growth. This vegetable is very popular in Chinatown and Southern Asia. Chinese and Vietnamese use this vegetable for stir-fry and soup

How to grow :

Because of their sub-tropical origins, Chinese spinach will do particularly well in warm climates, so much so, that it if you are growing it using the ‘cut-and-grow-again method’ it can be harvested a mere 30 days after sowing.


When planting directly into the ground, Chinese spinach seeds will germinate more successfully if they are sown into a finely prepared seed bed that receives adequate moisture. This can be done anytime from April onwards so long as the threat of late frosts are over. However, it is more important to make sure that soil temperatures are averaging above 16 degrees Celsius - you will be able to sow them earlier if they can be given the protection of a small poly-tunnel. Of course, once the weather stays consistently warm the cover can be removed.
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Thinly sow the seed into rows 12 inches apart with each row spaced up to two feet apart. Cover with a 1/4 inch of soil, firm gently, and keep moist and weed free. When they are large enough, thin the seedlings out to approximately 1 plant for every 3 inches when using Chinese spinach for baby leaf, or 8 inches apart for producing mature plants. If you wish, any thinnings collected can be eaten as you would do with baby leaf salad or they can be added as part of a stir fry.

Some Chinese spinach varieties can get quite tall and may need the support of canes. Check the height of you crop before you sow so that you can place your canes before the plants are of a size that the roots can become damaged by their insertion.

In northern European climates, you should be able to harvest your first Chinese spinach crop from June up until October.

If you are using the crop for baby leaves, only pick a few leaves per plant. For mature plants, harvest leaves and stem from the top to encourage further side shoots. Remove any flowers as soon as their buds appear otherwise leaf production will come to an end.

The germination and growing of seed depends upon many factors of which your skills as a grower in the following areas with respect to germination are critical.{Seed storage,preparation,planting time,temperature,light,depth and compost moisture}. Once seed is germinated other factors continue to be essential to grow a healthy plant including, "Type of" and disease free soil,watering,correct fertilizer,fungicide & insecticide usage and above all "Fair Weather Conditions". No responsibility is taken by us as to your local conditions being suitable for the varieties ultimate performance.With the above factors in mind which are by no means exhaustive, the seed germination and growing of, is completely & totally out of our control and as such we accept no responsibility on these counts.It,s over to you the customer..Our seed comes to you of Thee highest quality & purity possible.



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Thanks for the seeds! Also for the planting instructions which was a nice addition which I usually don't receive from other sellers.
May 5, 2017 by gatornolefamily

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