Brightest Brilliant Rainbow Quinoa Seeds


This packet sows up to 90 feet.
3 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Quinoa is an ancient, nutritious food native to the mountains of South America. Seeds can be cooked, roasted, or ground into flour. Young leaves are delicious cooked like spinach. This blend has striking colors of hot pink, burgundy, red, orange, yellow, white, and green. Grows best in climates with moderately warm days (lower than 95°F) and cool nights. Fairly drought tolerant. Deer resistant.
$2.49 500 mg (~120 seeds)

Botanical Name: Chenopodium quinoa

Days to Maturity: 90–120 days

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Southern and western South America

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual

Plant Dimensions: 4'–7' tall, 18"–24" wide

Variety Information: 4"–12" flower heads in colors of hot pink, royal burgundy, red, pumpkin orange, light yellow, creamy white, lime green.

Bloom Period: Flowerheads appear in late summer, and last until first hard freeze.

Attributes: Deer Resistant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. Cold Climates: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 45°–50°F. Mild Climates: Sow in winter for maturity prior to summer's heat.

When to Start Inside: 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 3–4 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12"–18"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 12"–18"

Harvesting: Quinoa is ready to harvest about 90 to 120 days after sowing, when the leaves have fallen, leaving just the dried seedheads. Harvest before heavy autumn precipitation and before seeds start falling to the ground. Seeds can be easily stripped upwards off the stalk with a gloved hand or shaken out over a bucket.

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Brightest Brilliant Rainbow Quinoa Seeds Reviews

5 reviews

Fragile stalks

4 out of 5 stars Mar 27, 2020
So I have tried growing these quinoa seeds twice and both times we got a heavy rain/wind in August and all the stalks broke so I never actually managed to harvest any. But I am trying them again as we love to eat quinoa and it is so expensive to buy in the store. But definitely grow in a protected place or stake up. Maybe I will try some in my greenhouse... They do produce beautiful, colorful heads!
Charlotte from NJ

The birds love this stuff

4 out of 5 stars Jul 3, 2021
I spread some of these seeds last fall. Nothing happened. Then this spring and one came up. I was waiting to see which color it was, when some yellow warblers started sitting on the stems and eating the seeds like it was an In and Out. So while it didn't become a "color" per se, at least I know what to grow to keep them feathery punks from eating sunflower leaves.
Are from CA

Love Love Love

5 out of 5 stars Oct 15, 2021
I adore this plant. It is so beautiful and lives up to the "rainbow" name- it comes in shades of pink, orange, yellow, and a greenish color. Abundant growth despite our crazy weather this year. Will be buying a lot more for next year. Really good germination rate.
Audrey from OR


1 out of 5 stars Jan 1, 2022
None came up. Planted in garden as I normally would but nothing sprouted!
nicholas from NC
Owner Response: Hi Nicolas, It seems you had issues getting great germination with several varieties of seeds. Quinoa germinates in cool soil (40-50 degrees F) which is important to establishing goof germination. A customer service agent will be contacting you via email to help. Rest assured, our seeds are tested frequently to ensure germination rates meet both federal and our own standards.


1 out of 5 stars Jan 16, 2022
Bought this and couldn't wait to produce my own Quinoa. It didn't grow.
Jane from IA
Owner Response: Hi Jane, We are sorry you had difficulty germinating these seeds. We do test our seeds regularly to ensure the germinate rate meets federal and our own standards. A customer agent will be emailing you to help.

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