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C01-008
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Basic Collection Information and Status
 
Amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus, Amaranthaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   n/a
Collection Site   Distrito Federal, Mexico (latitude: 19°; altitude: 7,500 ft / 2,300 m)
Collection Year   1979
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
AlegriaC008
Produces blond seed used for a traditional central Mexican confection, alegria, made with popped seed and honey. Occasional black seeds. Greens edible, best before flowering. Grows to 9 ft. with multiple flower heads.
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Collection Site
 
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Photographs
 
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C01-008 CF14 FL6C01-008 CF14 FL7C01-008 CF05 Fl1C01-008 CF05 LC01-008 CF05 S1C01-008 CF14 Fl2C01-008 CF14 Fl4C01-008 CF14 Fl5C01-008 CF14 Pl1C01-008 CF14 Pl2C01-008 CF14 Pl3C01-008 CF14 Pl5C01-008 CF14 Pl6C01-008 CF05 FlC01-008 CF05 Fl2C01-008 CF05 PC01-008 CF05 P2C01-008 CF05 P4
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Characterization and Evaluation
 
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Amaranth IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
Grown by the Aztecs and by Southwest Indians for millennia, the small grain is rich in lysine and the young leaves are high in calcium and iron.Plant in spring after soil warms or with summer rains. Broadcast and rake in, or plant 1/4" deep in basins or rows. Thin the edible seedlings to 10-15" apart. Grows taller if soil is enriched with compost. Likes full sun.Amaranth species are wind / insect pollinated and will readily cross. To prevent this, put paper or cloth bags over flower heads. When ripe, cut off dried heads and lightly beat in a bag to remove seed. Screen or winnow off chaff.
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