Quinoa - Brightest Brilliant Rainbow, ORGANIC
Chenopodium quinoaStately plants with edible leaves and protein rich seeds. Quinoa is at home on dry mountain tops in South America where the nights stay cool, so expect variable seed production if evenings are too warm. This Frank Morton selection is full of brilliant colors- pink, orange, yellow, green, and more! (1 Gram Packet) Quinoa is a grain native to the high altitude growing regions of the Andes, where this crop thrives in dry days and cool mountain nights. Developing stands of this plant that grow well in the less dry, less cool areas of the continental US is still very much in the beginning stages. While the plants will grow under many conditions, the seed heads will not always form properly. It's thought that maintaining cool nighttime temperatures is very important to pollination, although a lot is still unknown. If growing in the mountains, then consider this an exciting experiment. If growing in warmer regions, harvest the immature plants for their succulent greens. Nutrients: Folate, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Manganese.
|Average Seed / oz||Seed / 100' Row||Average Yield / 100' Row||Days to Harvest|
|20,000||1 oz||30 lbs||90-120|
|Planting Season||Ideal Soil Temp||Sun||Frost Tolerance|
|After Last Frost||65-80°F||Full/Part||Frost Sensitive|
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