General description and special characteristics – An upright, branched annual mainly grown for grain. Young leaves and stems can be eaten like cooked spinach. The characteristically large  inflorescences are bushy and somewhat droopy, containing many seeds which are high in protein.

Varieties – Originally from GRIN NPGS (USDA) and grown out at ECHO Asia Seed Bank, we have the following available:

  • PI 538255 – white stem, yellow inflorescence
  • PI 537320 – white stem, red inflorescence
  • PI 606767 – light brown inflorescence

Regions

Asia