Cherry Vanilla Quinoa Seeds

(Chenopodium quinoa) Annual. 100 days to maturity.  

Cherry Vanilla Quinoa is truly a multifaceted gem! Baby leaves are mild, bright and delicious in salads; tall, draping flower stalks make for a fiery backdrop in the flower garden; and to finish off the year, you can harvest the seeds and enjoy them as a cooked grain.

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Growth Habit: Upright growth to 4-6 feet height, with long draping flower clusters

Sun Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Preference: Well drained, fertile soil

When to Plant: Direct seed in Spring, after risk of frost has passed

How to Plant: Direct sow seeds ¼” deep. Seeds should germinate in 10-16 days. Thin seedlings to 1 feet apart. 

When to Harvest: Harvest after seeds change from green to cream and pinks.

How to Harvest:  Cut stems with seeds heads and bundle them to dry indoors in a dry, dark space. You can knock the bundles inside of paper bags to easily gather seeds as they fall, then separate the yummy seeds from the papery chaff. 

Uses: Edible, both baby leaves and dried seed, a nutrient dense grain, high in protein and gluten free. 

 

 

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  • $3.99



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