Spinach, Red Malabar

Catalog #1411

4346
(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.
START INDOORS
5-6 weeks before last frost
SEED DEPTH
1/4"
PLANT OUTDOORS
6" Apart
SUPPORT
Trellis

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.

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