Callaloo (amaranthus) var. Blondie
A genuine Caribbean spinach (callaloo).
A genuine Caribbean spinach, Blondie is a Jamaican callaloo that has adapted to do well in British growing conditions. It produces yellowish green leaves spaced equi-distance along an upright stem. The seed originally came from an allotment near Wolverhampton where it was grown outdoors by a British Jamaican for many years.
Sow in June, and harvest when the stems are about 35 to 40cm tall, cutting about 7 to 8cm above ground level. New shoots will then sprout from the stumps, allowing a second cut to be made.
Approximate number of seed per pack: 1000