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Green Calaloo Amaranth
  • Green Calaloo Amaranth
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  • Green Calaloo Amaranth
  • 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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
YehMan
Location:
Tulsa, OK, United States
Date:
April 7, 2017
          5.0
 
Calaloo
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow great Price

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is very easy to grow. You can sow them about a week after the last frost and throughout the summer. (just remember to water them occasionally) When plants are about 12 inches tall you reap them like you do asparagus. Cut the plant about 3-4 inches from the base then use your hands to break away and discard the hard portion of the stalk. What you will have left are the nice tender (snaps without effort) stalks with the leaves. Next you want to wash them by covering them in a sink of water for about 10 minutes to remove any caked on dirt or bugs. After 10mins gently hose them off with the sink faucet. Finally chop/cut (handful at a time) the stalks and leaves into nice little quarter inch logs and ribbons then add to stews, soups or whatever your culinary imagination desires.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
islandmama
Location:
San Fernando, Trinidad And Tobago
Date:
March 1, 2017
          4.0
 
Not Callalo Bhaji
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? versatile

What are the cons? tedious to clean

Review:

Yeah we don't use this for callalo. Callalo is made from the leaves of the taro. In Trinidad this is called Bhaji and it is used instead of spinach. Its cooked with rice and salted pork, or cooked with lots of garlic and salt and eaten with rice or as a side to curry dishes.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 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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15 out of 16 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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34 out of 35 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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