Amaranthus tricolor Asian vegetable seeds
The leaves are used raw, cooked or Micro leaves. Use raw in salads, cooked as spinach or used in stir fry. Prefers a sunny position in well drained fertile soil. Sow seed late spring in situ, earlier sowings can be made under glass, in warm climates sowing can take place up to late summer. Amaranth red leaf is used in Caribbean recipes for Callaloo. Can be cut at a semi mature stage for cut and come again or baby leaf. Minimum soil temp for germination 10 deg C. Note there is always a small % of green foliage.