Amaranth

Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4

75.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 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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By Colochick 9 Feb 2014

3 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Wizzy
Location:
Miami, FL
Date:
January 26, 2014
          4.0
 
Not Callaloo
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? bitter green, easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

Callaloo happens to be the national dish of my country and I can say that this is certainly is NOT callaloo. It does look like an amaranth variety and from the photo I would say that it looks like a plant we call bhaji but I would need to see if the stems were purple to confirm. Callaloo leaves are the leaves of the dasheen (taro) plant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Wizzy 26 Jan 2014

2 out of 2 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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By vegasgardener 8 Oct 2013

8 out of 8 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
 

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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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By wild child (zone 9b, Arizona) 21 Jun 2011

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