Oro De Valle Organic

Quick Facts:

    • Easy to grow
    • Attractive, ornamental plants
    • Edible as baby greens
    • Quinoa is a Superfood
    • Matures in 100 days

Oro De Valle Organic

Description:

CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Oro De Valle Organic Quinoa Seeds produce plants with relatively loose seed heads packed with golden seeds. Oro de Valle makes an excellent summer ornamental plant, as well as producing ample edible quinoa seeds. Plant Oro de Valle organic quinoa seeds in your organic vegetable garden and harvest nutritious quinoa seeds for use all fall and winter. Quinoa is an easy plant to grow and surprisingly productive. A typical 4 by 8 foot raised garden bed can produce around one pound of finished quinoa. A one hundred foot long row of quinoa can produce ten pounds of finished quinoa seeds.

Matures in 100 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
2g (approx. 560 seeds) QN102A $4.89 In stock $0.00
10g (approx. 2800 seeds) QN102B $12.99 Unavailable  
25g (approx. 7000 seeds) QN102C $21.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
125g (approx. 35000 seeds) QN102D $76.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Easy to grow
    • Attractive, ornamental plants
    • Edible as baby greens
    • Quinoa is a Superfood
    • Matures in 100 days

How To Grow

Quinoa greens are packed with vitamins and minerals, and have a nice, mild flavour. The seeds can be ground into a flour that is gluten free, or simply cooked like rice. Continue reading below for our tips on how to grow quinoa from seed.

Latin
Chenopodium quinoa
Family: Amaranthaceae

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone
Season: Warm season
Exposure: Full sun

Timing
Direct sow in spring, while night temperatures are still cool. Night time temperatures should be consistently above 10°C (50°F). Optimal soil temperature for germination: 18-24°C (65-75°F). Seeds should germinate in 4-10 days.

Starting
Sow 5mm (¼”) deep, 10 seeds per 30cm (12″), and thin to 25-35cm (10-14″) between plants. If growing for baby leaf production, plants can be spaced more closely.

Days to Maturity: From direct sowing.

Growing
Ideal pH: 6.0-7.5. Use a well-drained, loamy soil with added organic matter in the form of well-rotted compost or manure. Keep weeded, but otherwise quinoa is drought tolerant and undemanding. It’s a great plant for xeriscaping, and the tall plants look good at the back of a floral border.

Harvest
Harvest any time after seeds have changed from green to their calico colours, even after light frost. Read more about How to Harvest Quinoa.

Seed Info
In optimal conditions at least 70% of seeds should germinate. Usual seed life: 3 years. Per 100′ row: 160 seeds, per acre: 42M seeds.

Diseases & Pests
Watch for slug/snail damage to young seedlings. Keep the area free from debris where these pests like to nest.

Check out Mark’s podcast about quinoa on the Encyclopedia Botanica blog.