Black Quinoa Seed purchased from Salt Spring Seeds is 3 feet tall and the first of the seeds have started to appear in pink and green, as shown in the photo above.
With about 100 days of maturity, it will continue to grow until 6 feet tall in late August. Once the seeds have matured, we will pick the stems and bring them inside to harvest, stripping the seeds with our thumb and forefinger. Several pictures to follow.
“Variable coloured flower-heads produce copious amounts of vibrant black seeds. Original accession from Peru via the late David Cusack. Resisted sprouting on the plant in rainy conditions better than other quinoa strains in 2013. A bit earthier, sweeter, and more crunchy than white quinoa.”
Quote retrieved from: www.saltspringseeds.com/products/black-quinoa