Vam 2030
Days To Maturity : 40-50
Germination Days : 7-10
Planting Depth : 1/8
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 300
Spacing : 6
When To Plant : Early summer
75 PKTs Available
Calaloo (Tampala) Ama... VAM-2030



Large, tender leaves

with deep red centers.

Heat-loving green from Asia that tastes like spinach.

Great in containers. Pinch top when about 6" to encourage bushy growth.

Very tender and succulent when young-plant in succession, harvest when 10-14" tall. Wants heat and moisture.

BOTANICAL NAME: Amaranthus sp.

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats or seed directly after all danger of frost is past, on 6" centers. Likes well-drained soil in good tilth and fairly level (so the small seeds do not wash away). Cover seeds thinly with soil (about 1/8"). To germinate keep soil moist, water moderately. After 3-5 weeks start harvesting leaves, but for continued production don't harvest more than half the plant at once.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Easy to Grow and Tolerates Hot Weather,

For more information see our: Amaranth & Quinoa Information Sheet


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Extremely difficult in cooler countries
on 11/16/13 by Edwin

Because it is so nutritious we sowed red stripe leaf Amaranth but it was not hot enough. I took it indoors and hope to get it to flower using extra light. So far there is no sign of any flower. I have harvested it twice. If possible I shall collect seeds from it for next year when I shall presow them and plant them out in May. Summer is short and temperate here in Stockholm Sweden, probably too cool for this beautiful, delicious, nutritious plant. Do try it if you have hot summers.