Prince's Feather (Amaranthus cruentus 'Golden Giant')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 6 feet (2m)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Suitable for forage
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
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The January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle:  The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual SeedsThe January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle: The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual Seeds
January 14, 2013

For this month's raffle, in honor of Veggies and Annuals week, Chelle has shocked and thrilled us by putting forward the largest collection of seeds I've ever imagined.

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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-07-21
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-07-16Fruiting body composed of buds, tiny blooms and developing seeds.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-07-21
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-05-02
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-06-28Planted as a mass of seedlings and still growing strong.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2013-06-22Immature
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 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Dec 7, 2013 2:54 PM

A heavy producer of seeds. The golden flower heads can produce up to a pound.

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Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Mar 22, 2014 12:03 AM

The young leaves can be steamed or eaten raw in salads as a good hot weather spinach substitute. Heavy yield of nutritious, amino-rich edible seed. The high-protein grain can be ground into a flour, popped, or flaked.

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