I Have a Kiwicha Plant in the Garden

@Hate2Iron (7662)
Canada
August 30, 2016 10:01am CST
There are so many really unusual plants here in Manitoba, or I simply never noticed them before. One that really caught my eye is called a Kiwicha.. I don't know if they come in any other colors, but this particular one is ruby red. Apparently it is from a very old family of plants that have been around since the Aztects and really good for you. They even added the seeds to a hot pan and they popped just like popcorn. Never expected that!! I definitely want to try to harvest the seeds and plant more of them. They're gorgeous!!
Just a quick clip on Kiwicha (Amaranthus caudatus) showing how it grows, and then how to harvest the seed at the end of the summer. For more info, read the a...
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@marlina (71303)
• Canada
8 Feb 17
Never heard of this plant before.
• United States
2 Sep 16
a beautiful plant 'n quite good fer ya. i use amaranthus flour quite oft'n my gluten free bakin'. reckon i ought to gimme some hole seeds 'n pop me some since i can't partake'n popcorn, eh?
@JudyEv (119153)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Aug 16
I see it's an amaranthus. We have amaranthus here but I'm not sure if it's quite the same. I've never heard of harvesting it.
@responsiveme (14476)
• India
30 Aug 16
That is an unusual and beautiful plant
@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
30 Aug 16
Never heard of it but then,l do not know alot of plants.
@nomus24g (21549)
• India
30 Aug 16
thanks for the info...never heard about it before
@cherriefic (4331)
• Baguio, Philippines
30 Aug 16
That's one of a kind. Never heard of that plant before.
• Calgary, Alberta
30 Aug 16
I wonder if they can grow in the tropics. The idea of an oil free pop corn amazes me.
@Corbin5 (100230)
• United States
30 Aug 16
A new plant to me. It is beautiful. I would want to pop those seeds too!