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Chenopodium quinoa 

This variety originated on Chiloé, a small island off of the coast of Chile. It does well at lower elevations, The heads are green, have strong resistance to pre-harvest sprouting and produce cream to light-brown coloured seeds. Sow mid April to mid May. This variety requires very little processing to make it edible. It can be brought to the boil and then rinsed and after boiling for a further 10 minutes followed by another rinse, most of the bitterness is gone. It has a nice nutty flavour. Thin plants to 20cm to 50cm apart. Harvest in September.

Average Gardener packet : 400 seeds

Average Grower packet : 4000 seeds

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