Malabar Spinach- Red
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.
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Spring and summer|
|Germination:||10-21 days @ 24-30°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Frost tender Perennial (grown as an annual in cool climates)|
|Position:||Full sun, moist soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||60-70 days|
(Product number: C3-16)
Seeds per gram: 35 seeds
|Botanical name:||Basella rubra|
|Botanical synonyms:||Basella alba rubra|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||20 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||35|
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