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    My neighbour grows these he got the seeds from India. I would like to know what it is called in english. He uses a lot of it and speaks highly of it, he uses it instead of spinach leaves in dishes.

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    Could that be Callaloo,- an amaranth? Leaves used like spinach. It will become more obvious later in the year when the flowers appear. The seeds are a little like a cereal but quite small.

    http://www.realseeds.co.uk/cookinggreens.html
    nearly at the bottom of the page


    Last edited by Galina; 05-08-2018, 09:47.

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    • clumsy
      clumsy commented
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      No I don't think it's callaloo, amranth the seeds look more like spinach and grow between the leafs. I'll take a photo tomorrow to show.

    • Galina
      Galina commented
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      Unfortunately my knowledge of amaranth itself is sketchy and I have only grown it once. And there are many types of greens out there I have never heard of either. Over to the experts for this one methinks .......... good luck finding answers.

  • #3
    This is how it seeds on the plant. The seeds are small and black when harvested as I have been told. I'll keep searching.

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    • Galina
      Galina commented
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      Thanks for showing us. I will also look as this certainly has piqued my interest
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