Spinach, Red Malabar

Basella rubra
$2.99
SKU: 1411 P50
  • Not a true spinach, but similar in flavor and usage
  • Soft, rounded leaves
  • Red leaf veins and stems
  • Sprouts are cut to eat as greens
  • Free-branching climber re-grows rapidly
  • Heat tolerant
  • 50-70 days

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(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.

Direct Seed: 1" Apart

Seed Depth: 1/4"

Thin: 6" Apart

Support: Trellis

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when danger of frost has passed. Can also be sown indoors. Transplant outdoors after air temperatures are consistently between 70 and 80°F. For best yields, harvest continually. Plant in full sun or partial shade.