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Green Garnet Amaranth Seeds - Mexican Grain

Size: 1 Packet
  • Green Garnet Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus) is an annual flowering vegetable grown since ancient times in South and Central America. Today, it is grown as microgreens, as a leafy green vegetable, and also as a seed crop as a gluten-free alternative to wheat or other cereal grains. Amaranth plants thrive in full sun in a variety of soil types and grow to a giant 6 feet tall or more. Amaranth is a resilient plant that thrives even under adverse weather conditions and readily self-sows, making it ideal for homesteading.

    • Nutrient-Rich Crop - Green Garnet Amaranth, Amaranthus cruentus ., is a nutrient-rich flowering herb also known as callaloo or chawli The annual reaches 6 feet tall, with a green flower in the central stalk. Amaranth was a major food crop in the Americas for centuries, and today has been cultivated all over the globe in diverse growing conditions.
    • Versatile Culinary Uses - Green Garnet Amaranth Its leafy greens taste similar to spinach when young and can be eaten raw in salads, or left to mature are more like beet greens. It can be harvested very young as a microgreen crop or sprouts. The tiny seeds are used as a pseudo grain which can be ground into flour, cooked as a porridge, or popped like popcorn.

    Net Wt. 1G

    Learn more about growing Amaranth in our Survival Garden Training Blog
    Amaranth: A Powerhouse Plant for the Survival Gardener

  • Sustainable Living -Adding grains and cover crops into your gardening benefits the local ecosystem and improves garden health by restoring nitrogen to soil. Plus, grains can be harvested to create flour for self-sufficient nutrition.
  • Easy to Grow - Seeds are packed in a beautiful paper packet with instructions for successful growing and germination in your own home garden. Each package also has instructions for saving seeds after harvest. Getting started is simple for both beginner and experienced gardeners.
  • Quality Seeds - Plant now or store for future growing seasons. These seeds will remain viable for years if stored in a cool dry location. Our safe, non-hybrid non-GMO heirloom seeds are always open-pollinated, naturally grown, untreated, and selected to ensure the best germination rates


Heirloom seeds are the types of seeds your grandparents grew. These varieties have been passed down from generation to generation. They’re old reliable open-pollinated varieties that aren’t typically grown commercially. Instead, they have a rich history that predates modern breeding techniques.

You can learn more about open-pollinated, heirloom, and non-GMO seeds in our Survival Garden Training blog.

The majority of our seeds are sourced in the United States, with a few exceptions when the seed is difficult to source domestically. Whenever we do have to source outside of the US, we ensure our seeds are safe to grow, non-GMO varieties that meet our standards for germination and reliability.

No, we do not pre-treat our farmer seeds. All of our garden seeds for sale are untreated, open-pollinated, non-GMO, and heirloom varieties. They are kept in temperature-controlled cooler storage until they are packed and shipped to keep them pest and disease-free.

The seeds in our collections are specifically chosen from varieties that can be successfully grown from Zone 3 to Zone 10 USDA Hardiness Zones. However, individual varieties have specific needs to thrive in different environments. Each seed pack has optimal temperatures for germination and instructions on seed starting. Consult local frost dates to plan your garden and get the most out of your seeds.

Our seeds will generally last for 3-10 years if they are appropriately stored in a cool, dry place. However, we encourage you to grow your survival seeds within a year or two of purchase. This yields the best germination rates possible and also gives you more experience growing survival food now. At the end of the growing season, follow the instructions on the back of each packet for saving seeds for future gardens. These new seeds for survival will be more adapted to thrive in the growing conditions where you are.

We sell by weight for greater accuracy. We also pick the carefully chosen varieties to create the best survival seed vault possible, instead of aiming for a higher seed count by choosing only varieties with smaller seeds.

Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds Safe to Grow in the USA

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