(Basella rubra) Tropical heat-loving
vine from India. Not a true spinach, but similar in flavor and usage. Free-branching
climber with red leaf veins and stems. Will regrow rapidly if sprouts are cut to eat as
greens. Pinch tips to encourage branching. Stems can be cut and
rooted. 50-70 days.
5-6 weeks before last frost
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds indoors. Transplant outdoors after air
temperatures are consistently between 70 and 80°F.
Can also be sown outdoors when danger of frost has
passed. For best yields, harvest continually. Plant in
full sun or partial shade.