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Amaranth Callaloo

Amaranth Callaloo

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Amaranthus tricolor. Callaloo Amaranth seeds are grown all over the Caribbean to cultivate baby leaves for the dish known as Callaloo. There are many regional variations to this dish of cooked greens, some with spicy peppers added, some with meat or fish. Callaloo Amaranth makes excellent micro-greens, but we grow them to the immature size of about 30cm (12") tall, while the leaves are still tender. Left to grow to full maturity, the plants will develop elegant, dangling flower clusters just like our Green Tails. The flowers and seeds are also edible, but may end up in a vase instead.

Matures in 40-60 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

    • Grow for cooked leaves
    • Edible green leaves, flowers, and seeds
    • Open-pollinated seeds
    • Matures in 40-60 days



Amaranthus sp. (Many species are edible).Family: Amaranthaceae




Warm season. Amaranth is very much a summer crop. Exposure: Full sun. Amaranth needs a nice hot summer for its entire growth period of 40-50 days.


Direct sow in late spring, once night time temperatures are steadily above 10°C (50°F). Optimal soil temperature for germination: 18-24°C (65-75°F).

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