“Huauzontle” has a long history of use in Mexico, and in terms of edible greens, it is very similar to lambsquarters. However, this subspecies of quinoa also produces copious amounts of seeds (much less bitter than quinoa), which were often ground for pancakes or tortillas. Plant 6-8” apart and it will grow to 4-6’ tall. Grow in good and moist garden soil if you want to eat the nutritious young leaves at their best (preferably cooked). The leaves start green with some red, and when mature they will be a stunning flaming red. Pretty enough to grow as an ornamental. If only interested in seeds, it can be dry-farmed, even in poor soil, and if you want seeds on a shorter plant, top it and the lower side branches will switch from leaf to seed production. The ripe seeds are easily removed by hand.
Organic Non-GMO This is for 3 seedlings that will have at lest 1 true leaf each. Original Seed Source: Wild Boar Farms, Baker Creek Seeds and Main Street Seed & Supply. Credit: Wild Boar Farms, Main Street Seed & Supply, World Tomato Society, Reimer seeds, Baker Creek Seed, Vertiloom, organicseeds.top, tradewindsfruit, organicseed.co, Eden Brothers.
*** We grow our plants right out in the New Mexico weather and in full sun. We recommend allowing a day or two for your new babies get acclimated to your climate. At that point, your plant should recover from any stress due to shipping as well, and is ready to plant in the ground or a container. *** This is for 3 seedlings that will have at lest 1 true leaf each.