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Amaranth Seeds - Green Callaloo (Chinese Spinach) HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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  • Also known as Chinese Spinach
  • Easy to grow, quick to mature
  • Excellent choice for warmer climates

Product Description

Grow Heirloom Amaranthus - Plant Green Callaloo Amaranth Seeds

As with all amaranth seeds, Green Callaloo is exceedingly easy to grow! Sustaining a high tolerance for heat, grow Green Callaloo Amaranthus for its light green leaves that can be used raw or in soups and stews. Young leaves can be used in salads while more mature leaves can be cooked.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Amaranth Seeds - Green Callaloo (Chinese Spinach)
    Botanical Name:Amaranthus "Green Callaloo"
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Warm Season
    Plant Type:Green Blooms atop Large Upright Plants
    Features:Heirloom, Good for Microgreens, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Drought Tolerant
    Days to Maturity:90-120 Days, Microgreen 16-25 Days
    Plant Spacing:10-14 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Pound:10, 400
    Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    When to Plant:

    • Amaranth can be planted inside or outside in the Spring, but we’d recommend starting the seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before your last frost. If you decide to plant outside, wait until the soil is warm.

    How to Grow:

    • Amaranth needs full sun and can be grown in almost any well-drained soil besides dense clay.
    • Plant your seeds about 10-12 inches apart and cover lightly with soil.
    • They will germinate within 3-4 days if the temperatures are between 60-90 degrees F.
    • When moving your seeds outside, sow them 1.5 to 2 feet apart.
    • Amaranth is drought and heat resistant, so it is only necessary to water once or twice a week during dry periods.
    • For taller plants, add fertilizer once or twice a year or add compost. Amaranth grows between 4 and 6 feet tall but with particularly rich soil with plenty of nitrogen and phosphorous, the plants can get to around 8 feet!

    How to Harvest:

    • Amaranth will flower until the first hard frost, so there will be plenty of seeds to harvest!
    • Seeds from the flowers are usually ready for harvest after 3 months.
    • To harvest, shake the flower heads and catch the falling seeds.

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