Red Aztec Huauzontle
Chenopodium berlandieri 'Red Aztec'
Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
(Huizontle; Red Aztec spinach) This underrated Mexican food plant goes back more than 3,500 years. It is really two foods in one: a delicious leafy green for fresh use and a nutritious grain used like quinoa. Initially green, it turns to a spectacular bright red in fall. Typically leaves are lightly blanched to remove bitter saponins and are then added to salads, soups and stews, or pesto. The unopened flower buds have a wonderful tender crunchy texture when fried, stir-fried, steamed or blanched. Try them deep-fried in an egg batter with salty cheese and drenched in salsa. 90-100 days (seed), 40-50 days (greens).
S8411-001 SowNatural(tm) Seeds $5.25/pkt
Currency: United States Dollar

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