This Amaranth variety (Amaranthus cruentus) was sourced from a Hopi Reservation in the late 1970s and brought into circulation by Native Seed Search. Known as “Komo,” the scarlet flowering heads add color to Hopi piki bread – thus the name “Hopi Red Dye.” The plants grow four to six feet in height and produce beautiful black seeds that are nutritious and easy to process for eating. Hopi Red Dye is also a popular variety for flower bouquets.
21 days baby leaf. 70 days to flower. 110 days to seed. Annual.
Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.