Komo (Hopi Red Dye Amaranth)

Komo (Hopi Red Dye Amaranth)


(Amaranthus cruentas x A. powelli)
45 days leaf, 100 days grain

The flower bracts of Komo, or Hopi Red Dye Amaranth, are used to color Hopi piki bread. Although it is best used as a food dye, you can use it to obtain yellows and oranges on wool with the use of mordants (it's about as light fast as turmeric or onion skins).

The leaves are delicious when young and tender, and the seeds can be popped into a delicious snack. The flowers are also STUNNING in arrangments.

Packet: 800 seeds

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