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Amaranthus species

Amaranthaceae

Amaranth, Achis, achita, african spinach, amarante, bledos, bondue, bush greens, choito, coimi, coyo, cuime, green leaf, buautli, Indian spinach, Joseph's-coat, kiwicha, livid amaranth, love-lies-bleeding, millmi, pale-seeded amaranth, pigweed, princess-feather, purple amaranth, quintonil, redroot, spinach-grass, Surinam spinach, wild beet, wild blite

Many species are used including:

NewCROP has Amaranth information at:

Non-Shattering Grain Amaranth Populations—D.M. Brenner

Response of Grain Amaranth Production to Density and Fertilization in Tarija, Bolivia—V. Apaza-Gutierrez, A. Romero-Saravia, F.R. Guillén-Portal, and D.D. Baltensperger

Grain Amaranth—Charles S. Kauffman and Leon E. Weber

Amaranth Rediscovered—Gilbert F. Stallknecht and J.R. Schulz-Schaeffer

Amaranth Production in Mexico and Peru—Daniel K. Early

Simply Inherited Genetic Variation in Grain Amaranth (Abstract)—P.A. Kulakow

Hybridization of Grain Amaranths: Implications for Long-term Development (Abstract)—J.W Lehmann and R.L. Clark

Amaranth Intercropping Techniques of Andean Quechua Peasants (Abstract)—Daniel K. Early

Row Spacing and Population Effects on Yield of Grain Amaranth in North Dakota—T.L. Henderson, A.A. Schneiter, and N. Riveland

Amaranth: New Crop Opportunity—Robert L. Myers

Grain Amaranth Harvest Timeliness in Eastern North Dakota—S.A. Fitterer, B.L. Johnson, and A.A. Schneiter

Determining Amaranth and Canola Suitability in Missouri Through Geographic Information Systems Analysis—Robert L. Myers

Field Evaluation of Grain Amaranth in Chile—Marisol Berti, Humberto Serri, Rosemarie Wilckens, and Inés Figueroa

Variability in 'Plainsman' Grain Amaranth—F.R. Guillen-Portal, D.D. Baltensperger, L.A. Nelson, and N. D'Croz-Mason

Plant Population Influence on Yield and Agronomic Traits in 'Plainsman' Grain Amaranth—F.R. Guillen-Portal, D.D. Baltensperger, and L.A. Nelson

Amaranth: Alternative Field Crops Manual, University of Wisconson Cooperative Extension Service, University of Minnesota Extension Service, Center for Alternative Plant & Animal Products

Neglected Crops: 1492 from a Different Perspective. 1994. J.E. Hernándo Bermejo and J. León (eds.).
Amaranthus cruentus, Amaranthus hypochondriacus
Amaranthus caudatus

Vegetable amaranth

Vegetable Amaranths: Cultivar Selection for Summer Production in the South—Ramsey L. Sealy, E.L McWilhams, J. Novak, F. Fong, and C.M. Kenerley

Population Density and Soil pH Effects on Vegetable Amaranth Production—Bharat P. Singh and Wayne F. Whitehead

Management Methods for Producing Vegetable Amaranth—Bharat P. Singh and Wayne F. Whitehead

Evaluation of Tropical Leaf Vegetables in the Virgin Islands—Manuel C. Palada and Stafford M.A. Crossman

New Crops in the U.S. National Plant Germplasm System—Henry L. Shands and George A. White

Chinese Amaranth In: Magness, J.R. et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States.

Blero Spinach In: Magness, J.R. et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States.

Outside links to more Amaranth info:

Kiwicha can be found in Lost Crops of the Incas from National Academy Press

Amaranth Grain Production in Nebraska

All about Amaranths (Chinese Spinach) from Texas A & M University.


Amaranthus Germplasm Sources:
(2630 total Amaranthus accessions with 721 available accessions)
David Brenner, Curator
North Central Region Plant Introduction Station
Agronomy Department
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011 USA
Tel: 515-294-6786
FAX: 515-294-4880
Email: dbrenner@iastate.edu

The Amaranth Institute
c/o Dr. James Lehmann
PO Box 248
Bricelyn, MN 56014 U.S.A.

European Amaranth Association
Professor Ishan Magomedovich Magomedov, President
Saint Petersburg, Russia
email: ishan@toma.usr.pu.ru
fax (7-812) 3497779


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