The flowers of the Hopi Red Dye amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus) were traditionally used by the Hopi to make a scarlet dye for coloring their ceremonial Piki cornbread. The young leaves are delicious raw or steamed. The 4-6′ plants 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