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Green Calaloo Amaranth
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Green Calaloo Amaranth (100-200 seeds) (AM126) $2.00

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Green Calaloo Amaranth

         
 
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A popular green vegetable in many countries, including many islands of the Caribbean where this plant is famous for Calaloo 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.
 
Green Calaloo Amaranth
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lokis
Location:
New Orleans, LA, United States
Date:
June 30, 2016
          4.0
 
Cajun callaloo
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Can stand the heat and humidit

What are the cons? Odd insect damage

Review:

A good summer green for Louisiana - this is one of the very few plants that can withstand the summer heat and humidity here. Plants are sturdy, very productive, and grow over six feet tall. The leaves are a little rough so it needs to be cooked. Taste is spinach-like and pleasant but rather bland, so it needs seasoning help and takes it well. I find that okra, paprika, and a hot pepper or two complement the taste. The plant looks and grows, well, like a big weed. It gets an odd but not serious type of bug damage that I have also seen on local wild amaranth. It looks like either flea beetles or that the plant has been shot with #9 birds hot, but is neither. I don't know what it is.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Franklin St. Farmer
Location:
Easthampton, MA, United States
Date:
March 6, 2016
          5.0
 
Better than spinach
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, plentiful, tasty

What are the cons? Spreads easily

Review:

This green is a tasty replacement for spinach or other greens that you steam, stir fry or boil. You can eat it raw too, but it has a bit of a rough surface that could be off-putting. The flavor is mild, with less tannins than spinach or Swiss chard. Because of its mild flavor, it works well in any type of cooking for which you might use spinach, and won't strike your guests as something "different". Likewise, it has a nice texture that isn't slimy like some cooked greens. It freezes beautifully (we blanch it, then vacuum seal it). The stalks get huge, towering over my head, with big clusters of leaves, so that one or two plants produce more than we can eat or put up for winter. The real beauty of it, though, is that it keeps producing all summer long no matter how hot it gets, unlike spinach, which bolts as soon as spring starts to turn to summer. The only trouble we had was determining what was calaloo and what was local pig weed amaranth that should be weeded when it first emerged.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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28 out of 29 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colochick
Location:
Broomfield, CO
Date:
February 9, 2014
          5.0
 
Great greens
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? High nutrition, easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

Grew this and the red amaranth in our garden last year, and I will grow it every year now! These plants are so easy to grow and super high in nutrition. We had greens all summer long. We mixed the young leaves in salads and the older leaves cooked. The taste is totally neutral, so we usually mixed them with kale, chard and beet greens for flavor.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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21 out of 22 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
vegasgardener
Location:
las vegas, NV
Date:
October 8, 2013
          5.0
 
Very easy to grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? can take over the garden

Review:

Here in Vegas, there are quite a few things that just cannot handle the summer heat to say the least. But, this variety is a huge exception. The best part is it doesn't require very robust soil, our native soil will produce this pretty well. Ask anyone who tries to garden with the soil here, it is about the worst you will find. We have been growing this for three years now, and if you want something that can handle extreme heat, this is it. It can and does produce copious amounts of seeds, so it can take over large areas. I find "volunteers" all over my backyard.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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27 out of 27 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
wild child (zone 9b, Arizona)
Date:
June 21, 2011
          5.0
 
versatile in the kitchen, abundant (potentially invasive) in the garden
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

In the desert, we don't get much opportunity for summer greens, so I've been pretty thrilled with this calaloo. Not only does it tolerate the extreme heat, it downright thrives. If you don't want a field of it, make sure you cut off the seed heads before they mature and feed them to your chickens.If you want to eat it raw, it is best to harvest the plants whole when they're about a foot or so tall. Too much bigger, and it is best cooked. You can also peel the thick stems and cook it as a vegetable. Either way, it doesn't have a whole lot of taste (vague leafy green taste), so its easy to flavor any way you want.My friend from Jamaica says that eating calaloo will give you energy, and that must be true, because I am downright hyper.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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