Red Callaloo Amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor) is a variety primarily grown for its edible young leaves, which have gorgeous variegated red on green patterning. This variety is associated with the West African dish Callaloo, although forms of leafy greens are frequently used. Amaranths thrive in hot summer climates, making this variety an ideal source for summer greens where collards, kales and spinaches can’t be easily grown. Or, if you can get away with growing other summer greens, Callaloo makes a striking addition to braising/baby stir-fry mixes. An easy to grow plant that doubles as an ornamental even if you don’t plan on harvesting it. The black seeds are also edible.
25-40 days from seed to harvestable leaves. 75-100 days to seed. Annual.
Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.