Chinese spinach, Yin choi (Amaranth)
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Chinese spinach, Yin choi
Unlike most varieties of Amaranth, which are harvested for their grain, this variety is cultivated for its leaves. Leaves are large and teardrop-shaped, light green on the outer edges and striking magenta in the center.
Days in the Nursery
5 weeks of intermittent harvesting-- 6 weeks to full harvest
Yield Per Shelf
3-6 lbs/Harvest Cycle
Nutty, fresh, sweet, tangy
After you've transplanted your seedlings to the growing shelf. Each pod should be thinned to 1 - 2 seedlings. To do this pull out the excess seedlings using a pair of tweezers or your fingers gently.
Harvest in one of two ways.
Harvest the larger, lower leaves at the base of each leaf stem.
Harvest the main stalk at a leaf node. A leaf node is where a secondary stalk emerges from between the “V” of a smaller stalk and the main stalk.