Season and Field preparation


Well drained loamy soils with slightly acidic nature and warm climate are suitable for amaranthus cultivation.

Season and sowing

Sowing can be done throughout the year.

Seed rate

2.5 kg/ha of seeds broadcasted evenly on the beds after mixing with 10 parts of sand.

Preparation of field

The field is prepared to a fine tilth and form beds of 2 x 1.5 m size. After germination thin the seedlings to have a spacing of 12 – 15 cm.


Irrigate before and after sowing and at weekly intervals after germination.

Application of fertilizers

Apply FYM 25 t/ha, Azospirillum 2 kg and Phosphobacteria 2 kg/ha, N 75 kg and K 25 kg/ha as basal dose.

Harvest and yield

Irrigate the field before dibbling the seeds and thereafter once a week.

Leafy types

25 days after sowing for Mulaikeerai (10 t/ha)

40 days after sowing for Thandukeerai (16 t/ha)

Clipping types

10 clippings at weekly intervals (30 t/ha)