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Amaranth - Green Giant 100+ seeds | UK Grown Callaloo | 苋菜

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Please find for sale 100+ seeds of Amaranth "Green Giant" variety - these are from my own crop. Very tasty and nutritious plant - I add the leaves at the last minute to curries, stews etc.

I like to combine green amaranth with the red leaved version (which I also sell) - similar taste but the combination is very attractive in salads etc

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Also known as Chines Spinach, Callaloo, Yin Choi, Tampala and 苋菜 in Mandarin, Amaranth is widely popular in many parts of the world as aside from being easy to grown and very tasty (similar to spinach) its  leaves are rich in vitamin A and are also full of flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants like beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, and lutein which provide a protective layer against oxidative stress caused by free radicals.


Germination and Planting Guide

2 Choices:

1) In Feb sow indoors or greenhouse in trays and keep in a light place, thinning and potting on as required then transplant the young plants outside once the soil has warmed and the risk of frost has gone. This is how I grow Amaranth.

2) Sow directly outside where they are to grow once risk of front has gone and soil warmed. Depending on where you are in the UK this could be April-May

Soil -  Adapts to most soils, but grows best in fertile, well-drained loam.

Position -  Full/Partial sun.

Frost tolerance - Amaranth seeds need warm soil to germinate and can be damaged by late frosts. Mature plants are easier to harvest after a light frost in the autumn.

Feeding - Before planting, enrich the soil with a light application of a balanced organic fertiliser or well rotted organic matter

Spacing -  Plant 45cm apart in rows circa 90cm apart

Thinning -  Thin directly sown seedlings to 45cm apart.

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