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Malabar Spinach 'red'

Malabar Spinach 'red'

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Malabar spinach is a climbing plant that produces edible, thick leaves that can be used as a milder, less bitter alternative to ‘normal’ spinach. This variety has red stems.

  • Botanical name: Basella alba
  • Planting: Sow seeds from late Spring after the chance of frost has passed. Thin the seedlings to 30 cm apart.
  • Care: Water regularly if the weather is dry but allow to slightly dry out between watering. They appreciate a bit of afternoon sun on hot days. It is frost tender so grown here as an annual.
  • Harvest: Harvest the leaves regularly as you need them.
  • Diseases: I’ haven’t had any pests or diseases on mine.
  • Cooking: Steam like regular spinach or add to stews. The leaves are mild enough to be used in salads.
  • Seed Saving: Collect the seed pods as they turn brown.


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