beautiful plant came up, i didnt plant - Knowledgebase Question

brooklyn, Ne
Question by bwizzybp
August 15, 2009
the plants red and green with a seed stalk 12 to 20 inches long..I showed a stem to someone in the business and he called it colorlou ..people in the caribean eat the leaves...Is this true?

Answer from NGA
August 15, 2009


I think your volunteer plant is probably amaranth. If so, in the Caribbean the leaves are called callaloo and are sometimes used in a soup called pepperpot soup.

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