- Plant grows to 18 inches tall
- Triangular toothed leaves
- Tender shoots and leaves are used in salads or steamed
- Red, mulberry-like fruits are edible
- Self-seeding annual
- 90 days
(Chenopodium capitatum) (aka Strawberry Blite) Grown in Europe for centuries. Very showy compact 18" plants are grown for their nutritious triangular toothed leaves and tender shoots, used in salads or steamed. Shiny red mulberry-like fruits are edible and can be added to salads or used to make dyes. Becoming scarce. Self-seeding annual, 90 days.
Learn to Grow Strawberry Spinach
Direct Seed: 1" Apart
Seed Depth: 1/8"
Rows Apart: 20-24"
Thin: 4-6" Apart
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as the soil can be worked in early spring. Plant in full sun or partial shade.
Ratings & Reviews
We love this spinach
It grows really well in central Oregon, which is a high desert area. The birds don't mess with it as much as strawberrys.(haven't needed netting) Wait for the berries to get real red and ripe and it is nice and sweet. The spinach greens are decent. But the berries we love the most. Also it is very easy to collect seeds and sow for next year. And it usually self sows and comes back on its own.
This stuff is awesome!
This stuff is awesome! Reseeds itself sooo easy and looks wonderful in the garden! Also very tasty, love it!
The seeds never germinated. I tried planting twice. I was really looking forward to having this in the garden. It looks like so much fun.
Seed Savers Response: Hi Damon, I'm sorry to hear that this seed did not meet your expectation for germination. We do test germination every year to make sure only the best seed leaves our location. Please reach out to our customer service team to be sent a replacement for this seed.