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Vegetables: Amaranthus hypochondriacus, 'Mercado'

Botanical name: Amaranthus hypochondriacus, 'Mercado'

Common name: amaranth

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Vegetables: Amaranthus hypochondriacus, 'Mercado'
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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 1a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

disease resistant, bird attracting, edible, drought tolerant

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description for "Vegetables: Amaranthus hypochondriacus, 'Mercado'"

Amaranthus hypochondriacus, 'Mercado'. An unusual, great tasting variety of Amaranth from southern Mexico. Prolific bearer of tan seeds on thick, green tops. Very lodge resistant. 'Mercado' is adaptable to northern gardens if started early. Planting depth: 1/8-1/4 inch. Days to germination: 3-7 days. 120-130 days to maturity.

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