Malabar Spinach- Red

Basella rubra Packet

Standard seed packet, 20 seeds

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  • Perennial leaf vegetable
  • Good variety for warmer climates
  • Alternative to true spinach

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'Malabar Spinach- Red' seeds

Basella rubra

Synonyms: Basella alba rubra

  • Perennial leaf vegetable
  • Good variety for warmer climates
  • Alternative to true spinach

Malabar spinach is a frost tender perennial vine grown as an annual in cooler climates. Plants have soft red stems and almost-succulent green/red leaves and are vigorous climbers. Leaves taste and resemble true spinach in appearance and are used as a substitute. They are used both as a salad green and as a leaf vegetable. Plants grow very quickly in warmer climates and can be used as a screening plant. Growth can be slow in cooler climates. Used to thicken soups and stews. Also known as Pui, vine spinach, climbing spinach, creeping spinach, red vine spinach, buffalo spinach, Indian spinach, Chinese spinach and Ceylon spinach.

Seeds per gram: 35
Product code: C3-16

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 10-15mm
Season Spring and summer
Germination 10-21 days @ 24-30°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Perennial (grown as an annual in cool climates)
Plant Spacing 20cm
Position Full sun, moist soil
Days Until Maturity 60-70 days

*Notes: Keep well watered. Pick leaves as required. Plants do best when grown on a trellis or other medium.


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