- Amaranth is bright red in colour, with a mild beet flavour, and is widely used to add a splash of electric red to the plate.
- Amaranth experiences seasonal variations that present more issues between the months of November and January. One of the most difficult time periods for the Amaranth crop is going into shorter, duller days in the Autumn.
- The Amaranth crop is taking approximately 2 weeks longer to get to "harvestable height".
|Amaranth Crop at Harvestable Size|
|Amaranth Crop as it is at the moment|
- Westlands have additional benches of Amaranth sown, more than any previous season. Westlands are also supporting the growth process by trying new methods to get crop growing. This is the first time we have done this, but is a direct result of us trying to learn by doing something different.
|Additional Amaranth Germination in Westlands Glass House|
- Westlands have increased the sowing area for Amaranth by adding (doubling) additional bays. This means we have more bays for growing Westlands Amaranth than we ever have in previous seasons.
|Westlands Amaranth Increase Sowing Area|
- Other "red" Westlands products from our Micro Leaf collection that can be used instead of or as a substitution for Amaranth are:
|Westlands Red Mustard Leaf|
|Westlands Red Pak Choi|
|Westlands Red Radish Leaf|
|Westlands Red Vein Sorrel|