This plant is a double-whammy! Grow Quinoa as an ornamental for its stunning blooms and then harvest the seeds for a shelf-stable superfood!
Our Quinoa mix began from several varieties and was grown with low water input. The most drought-tolerant plants survived and their seeds have been saved into this mix. These lambsquarters relatives also make a showy ornamental plant, producing gorgeous, voluptuous flower heads in shades of pink, orange, and red, predominantly a lovely pink-burgundy, followed by rich, nutrient-dense seeds. Plants reach 3-5' tall.120 days. A mix of open-pollinated varieties.
Directions: Direct seed 1/4" deep after frost with 9"-12" spacing. We recommend that you plant in a row if the weed "lamb's quarters" is also in your garden because they look very similar as young plants. Harvest seed heads when seeds have changed from green to a tan color. Allow seed heads to dry further by placing them head first into a paper bag. Once plant is fully dry, thresh and winnow chaff from the seeds.
Seeds grown by Flowers with Rye in Boise, Idaho.