Amaranth, Edible (Yin Tsai, Chinese Spinach)
Amaranthus 'Pallavi'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Amaranthus (am-uh-RANTH-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Pallavi

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 26, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Seeds of India, offers this description: "Amaranth is a spinach substitute widely used in India. This green leaved amaranth grows vigorously up to 2-3 feet high in warm climates. Upon harvesting young leaves and branches for vegetable use, the plant will grow new side branches and leaves for subsequent harvests.
Maturity: 25-30 days. "