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Amaranth-Green Leaf (Callaloo)

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Green Leaf Callaloo

Amaranthus viridis

Callaloo is a fast-growing tall leafy green from the amaranth family. You can harvest the young tender leaves or the mature leaves/stems for cooking. It's an incredibly nutritious green that can also be juiced and added to your favorite green juice recipe. The flower buds and seeds can also be eaten. This super-food is high in calcium, potassium, vitamin C, and also provides iron, protein, lysine, and fiber! Like many other fibrous veggies, cooked Callaloo actually has more nutrients than raw. Jamaicans make a very popular dish called Callaloo by stewing the greens with onions, garlic, tomatoes, thyme, and Scotch bonnet peppers.

Grown as a summer crop in Central FL., Harvest as early as 30 days. 

Callaloo is actually the name of the vegetable dish popular around the entire Caribbean. There are many variants across the Caribbean, depending on the availability of local vegetables. The main ingredient is always an indigenous leafy vegetable, traditionally either an amaranth (known by many local names including callaloo), taro (known by many local names, including dasheeen bushcallaloo bushcallaloo, or bush), malanga (known by many names, including coco & tannia), and many others.

Approximately 300-400 seeds per .25g

Days to germination  10-20
Days to maturity 30 days
Life cycle Annual (self seeding)
Plant time Spring through Summer; harvest all summer, into Fall
Spacing 8-12 inches
Sun Full sun to part shade
Soil temperature 70-90 degrees F
Optimum soil P.H 6.0-7.0
Height 24-36 inches
Harvest tips Harvest amaranth leaves as needed. The younger leaves are better raw and the older leaves are better cooked due to oxalates. Tip the plant for a more bushy plant. Seeds are eaten as a healthy grain. 


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When your pickup order is ready, we will reach out to you (usually by text), and coordinate a 2 hour pickup appointment window. The time slots available are M-F between 9am and 5pm. After or before hours, or weekend pickups can be arranged, but must be planned at least 2 days in advance. During your pickup appointment, your order will be placed out front under the brown tent, for you to swing by and pick up. Pickup address is 7409 N Highland Ave Tampa, FL 33604

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