Quinoa Brightest Brilliant Rainbow Organic Seeds

Quinoa Brightest Brilliant Rainbow Organic Seeds

Chenopodium quinoa

Item #2013

90-120 days. Quinoa (pronounce “keen´-wa”) is an ancient, nutritious food native to the mountains of South America. Seeds can be cooked, roasted, or ground into flour. Young leaves are edible, too. Our blend has striking colors of hot pink, burgundy, red, orange, yellow, white, and green. Grows best in climates with warm days and cool nights.

This packet sows six 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
3-4 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
2 seeds
every 12"-18"

When 1" tall
thin to 1
every 12"-18"

When to sow outside: Cold Climates: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost when soil temperatures are near 50° F. Mild Climates: In late summer or early fall for late fall or winter bloom.

When to start inside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost. Germination can occur rapidly. Seedlings will develop long, spindly, fragile red stems when light isn’t adequate, or they are kept inside too long.

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.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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