Hot Biscuits Amaranth - Organic


Hot Biscuits Amaranth - Organic

Amaranthus cruentus
(65-75 days) Flaunts glorious 2' chestnut-bronze to copper-colored well-branched seedheads atop its majestic 4' stalks at maturity. Pinch back to facilitate branching. Wonderful decorative complement to the red amaranths, used as a garden backdrop or to give harvest arrangements a bright earthy autumnal color. Easy to grow. Also an underused food plant both for its seeds and its young leaves, though the seeds may require too long to mature in our climate. Replaces Copperhead, which was starting to exhibit red off-types.
OGThis item is certified organic

4832 Hot Biscuits - Organic
Item Discounted
A: 0.2g for $2.95   
B: 0.6g for $4.25   
C: 1.8g for $8.00   
D: 9g for $24.00   

Additional Information


Annual. A dual-purpose crop, both nutritious and decorative. From the Greek amarantos for ‘unfading.’ Used as an ornamental, especially in harvest arrangements. Amaranth was an extremely important food of the Aztecs. ~1,250 seeds/g.

Also see callaloo for greens.


All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.