Reply To: Adopt A Grain Project

Linda DeWitt


Latin name: Amaranthus hypochondriacus (does that make me a hypochondriac?)

Chromosome ct: 2n=32

Ideal growing conditions:  We’ll drained soil in full sun, may be drought tolerant after established

How pollinated:  mainly self pollinating but  wind and insect pollination can occur

Breeding system:  monoecious

Special characteristics:  gluten free edible seeds and leaves can be eaten fresh or cooked.  High in protein and lysine (essential amino acid not manufactured by body so derived from food or supplements.)