Ancient Grain, Hopi Red Dye Amaranth - Cultural Seeds

Ancient Grain, Hopi Red Dye Amaranth

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  • Organic
  • Heirloom
  • From the Hopi Tribe of the Southern US
  • Used for dye or as an ornamental, it comes to Seed Savers Exchange through Native Seeds/SEARCH, which notes this variety was collected in the lower area of Moenkopi, Arizona. The Hopi people make a natural scarlet food dye from the flower bracts to colour piki bread
  • Grows 4 1/2-6' tall and flowers from June to Sept