Quinoa. I've been researching this for months and it is a gamble I'm willing to take. If it doesn't work, that's another experience for willingly taking the risk at all.
High altitude -- they say 7000 ft. and I'm at 5500. Dry (check). Intense sun (check). Cool nights (check). No heat over 90 --- ouch, there's our potential killer. Yet, I'm willing to try and hope the other criteria will counter that one. If I fail, it isn't the first time and it won't be the last.
This is the black seed from the San Luis Valley, where they've been succeeding for years. Different climate than here, but, I think this is worth a shot. Am I nuts? (of course I am, but be kind, please)