The Cherry Vanilla quinoa is another variety bred by Franck Morton and pledged to the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI). This quinoa variety produces large blooms ranging from cream to bright pink nutritious quinoa grains. The young leaves of the quinoa plant can also be eaten just like spinach. Ornamentally it will provide a nice feature in the garden.
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Scientific Name: Chenopodium quinoa
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 19C
Germination time in days: 4-21 Days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: well drained, fertile
Sowing and cultivation: Sow indoors from March to May and transplant out when it has two true leaves and the plants are 10 to 15 cm high, after the last frosts. 50cm. Sow directly outdoors from April to June. Thin out the rows. A few days of cold stratification is advised to break the seeds dormancy.