Green Callaloo Amaranth
A popular green vegetable in many countries, including many islands of the Caribbean where this plant is famous for Callaloo Seafood Soup. Light green leaves are great in stews, stir-fries and soups, having a tangy, spinach-like flavor. Easy to grow in warm weather.
Contains 50 heirloom seeds
*Back in Stock for 2022*
I got some of these seeds from a friend who brought them from Jamaica years ago, and has grown them continuously since. She always brought me the greens to eat, and I love them prepared like spinach (sautéed in garlic and olive oil)- but my husband and fellow gardener doesn't like them all that much, so they would languish in the garden, unpicked, near the other vegetables. Then we noticed that while our amaranth was being reduced to webs by the pests, the beans, okra, eggplant, peppers, collards and other plants nearby had nary a hole. Since then we have used it as a catch crop, pulling up the numerous volunteers and replanting them in pots to be moved around the garden as needed. It works really well!