Chenopodium quinoa - Rode Quinoa (30+)
Hoogte: 100 cm.
Winterhard in: zones 5-9 (-15 Celsius)
Een belangrijk voedselproduct. Het blad eet je als spinazie. De eiwit- en vitaminerijke rode zaden smaken als rijst.
Zaai-instructies: Kiem in 2-3 wk, 21-24 C
Plant-instructies: Zon, halfschaduw.
Description: Although not a common item in most kitchens today, quinoa is an amino acid-rich (protein) seed that has a fluffy, creamy, slightly crunchy texture and a somewhat nutty flavor when cooked. Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard. It is a recently rediscovered ancient "grain" once considered "the gold of the Incas".
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.