Amaranthus Tricolor – Red Calaloo

£1.29

Most often seen in Caribbean cuisine, Red Calaloo produces oval to heart shaped leaves variegated with burgundy. Very intense in flavour and more vigorous than regular Amaranth the variety thrives on heat and dry conditions far more than other leafy greens.

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Amaranthus Tricolor – Red Calaloo

Most often seen in Caribbean cuisine, Red Calaloo produces oval to heart shaped leaves variegated with burgundy. Very intense in flavour and more vigorous than regular Amaranth the variety thrives on heat and dry conditions far more than other leafy greens.  Can be cooked similar to spinach and the young leaves can be used in salads.  This variety does require full sun and warmth to thrive.

 Cultivation advice Amaranthus Tricolor – Red Calaloo

  • Can be grown in trays as a micro-green all year with heat and light or sown directly outside to the growing position in a warm sheltered position from late spring.  Does not transplant well.
  • Sow thinly, very shallow, and barely cover with soil, gently firm down and keep moist.
  • The variety will not germinate in cold / wet conditions and needs heat earlier in the season to thrive.