Amaranthus dubius

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Callaloo aprox Aprx 50 seeds

Most leafy Amaranthus varieties are edible but as far as I can determine this one is the true "Callaloo" An erect herb up to 1.5m tall with a branched stem and oblong dark-green leaves. Its mainly used as a leafy vegetable like spinach and is the "Callaloo" used widely in the Caribbean. This annual herb may be harvested 30-50 days from sowing and planted out after all frosts have passed - best in a sunny warm position. We also sell many ornamental Amaranth in our annual seed section with stricking flower bracts or giant 6ft sized plants but they are not the true Callaloo of the Caribbean.