In search of short season northern grain amaranth varieties: A screening trial of grain amaranth (Amaranthus spp)

Farmer: Ronaldo Eleazar Lec Ajcot and Myriam Legault

Farm: Ecology and Solidarity Council (ECOSOL)

Region: Central

Publish Date: August 11, 2021

Article Type: Research Project

Research Priorities: Seed Production, Selection & Breeding 

Amaranth is climate-resilient and nutrient-dense, and is an important Indigenous plant of the Americas. To learn which varieties of amaranth are best suited for their region of southern Ontario, Ronaldo and Myriam compared five varieties of amaranth in an unreplicated screening trial.

In a Nutshell

  • They observed differences among the varieties in germination, flowering times, flowering patters and yield and think that Grain Amaranth from Richters Herbs and Atitlan Dorado from IMAP Guatemala merit consideration for a replicated trial.