Amaranth, Hartman's Giant
Annual Heirloom 70-80 days.
4-9 ft plants have green pink stems, oval shaped green leaves with reddish magins and veins. Thick burgundy plumes filled with loads of black seeds. First listed by Alan Kapuler of Peace Seeds in 1985. Mr Hartman of Jacksonville, OR held an annual guess how many seeds in a jar contest, the prize $100. Alan Kapuler got his seeds from Mr. Hartman although he never won the contest.