Botanical Name: Celosia argentea
An unusual annual leafy vegetable, it is easy to grow in most climate zones and is drought tolerant. The leaves, young stems and young flower buds are used cooked. The leaves have a soft texture and a mild spinach-like taste. It is known to self-sow. Suitable for temperate, subtropical and tropical areas. In Nigeria it is traditionally called 'soko yokoto', which means "make husbands fat and happy"
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Perennial Leafy Greens (#PerennialLeafyGreens)
Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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1 (Self Pollinating)
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Likes Temps above 5deg
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All Leaves (Evergreen)
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