"Cherginsky" - a new amaranth cultivar


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Amaranth "Cherginsky"

Yield performance of green, dry matter and grain of amaranth "Cherginsky"

Content of grain protein in amaranth "Cherginsky" and regionalised cvs of major bread cereals


Amaranth is a very interesting plant that had been cultivated by the inhabitants of Central and South America till the 16th century. In the 70s of the last century it became of more focus as a food and fodder crop again. Many researchers estimated it as a rich source of protein and indispensable aminoacids whose deficit can not be compensated by traditional agricultural crops. 
"Cherginsky" - a new amaranth cv and the 1st one in Siberia has been developed at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, SB RAS in co-operation with the Siberian Institute of Agriculture, Omsk. 
It is highly adaptable and it allows to cultivate it under various environments. Earliness is a wonderful character of "Cherginsky" and contributes to obtaining viable seeds under west-Siberian environments. In its chemical composition "Cherginsky" is not worse than regionalised cvs and many other fodder crops. There are 15% of raw protein, 19% fiber and 45% nitrogen-deprived extracts and 13% sugars in absolutely dry matter. It is interesting to note that Cherginsky has a 6% bigger protein content than that of initial form k-40197. Granules and silage were made from green stuff of amaranth Cherginsky. Granules had a better quality than those made from pea-oats mixture. The silage made from the green stuff of this amaranth cv had good organoleptic indices: protein 3.5%, fiber 16%, fat 1.9%, BAA 36%. Content of organic acids was the following: lactic a. -68%, acetic a. - 32% and no butyric acid. Grain of amaranth "Cherginsky" has 6% of oil, - a valuable medicinal substance of anti-oxidant effect.

Technical-Economic Advantages

Siberian agriculture has been enriched with a new plant species whose cultivation will contribute to the increase of fodder production and improvement of its quality.

Fields of Application

As addition to food-stuffs, making new medicinal preparations and perfumery; using amaranth silage is more effective than that of maize in cattle-breeding.

Level and Location of Practical Realisation

Amaranth "Cherginsky" has been regionalised over 5 regions of western Siberia: Kemerovo, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tomsk and the Altai area. It is distinct in its earliness, high yield performance of green (up to 85 t/ha), dry matter and grain. Silage of green matter is distinct in its high protein content (to 18%) and indispensable aminoacids (lysine 0.44g/100g).


Amaranth "Cherginsky" - Authorship Certificate N 6680

Commercial Proposals

Searching for investors to introduce the work-out in practice.

Price List

To be determined during negotiations


Anatoly V. Zheleznov,
Candidate of biological Sciences (PhD)
Institute of Cytology and Genetics
10 Lavrentiev ave.,
Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia
Phone: +7(383) 333-30-06
Fax: +7(383) 333-12-78

E-mail: kiseleva@bionet.nsc.ru