Chenopodium pallidicaule - Canihua (30+)
Hoogte: 100 cm.
Winterhard in: zones 5-9 (-15 Celsius)
Super voedzaam zaadgewas uit de Andes. Lijkt op quinoa maar bevat nog hogere percentages mineralen.
Zaai-instructies: Kiem in 2-3 wk, 21-24 C
Plant-instructies: Zon, halfschaduw
Description: a highly nutritious seed that grows in the Andes, in Peru. The seed is also known as baby quinoa due to its small size. Canihua, like quinoa, is gluten free, but contains an even higher proportion of protein, dietary fiber and minerals, like iron, magnesium and calcium. Thanks to its high iron content, canihua has a positive effect on the immune system and can help to reduce fatigue. What’s more, it is a fantastic vegetarian source of complete protein. It has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor and a firm structure. It is a great alternative to rice, pasta and other grains. You can also use it in smoothies, salads, porridge, noodles and bars. You can even grind the seeds into a flour to use for breads and cakes.
Height: 100 cm.
Hardy in: zones 5-9 (-15 Celsius)
Sowing instructions: Sow from February to April indoors at 21-24 Celsius in good seed compost. Just cover the seed with compost and keep the soil damp but not wet. Germination usually takes 5-14 days. Can also be sown outdoors where they are to flower during May once the soil has warmed. Keep moist until after germination and thin out to 30 cm apart.
Planting instructions: No special requirements with regards to soil and watering.