Fercita was developed by Ecology Action in Willits, California. Fercita performed well even during the cool and unusually wet summer of 2014. I started my seed indoors around the beginning of May and transplanted into the garden on the 30th of May. I harvested the main seed heads on August 6th. They should be spaced at least a foot apart. Amaranth will grow on marginal soils as long as it is not waterlogged. It is tolerant of drought and grows well in hot conditions.