Vegetables Greens Specialty Greens Red Malabar Spinach

Red Malabar Spinach

Specialty Green Seed

Product ID: 2437

Heat loving, salad and stir-fry green.

Vigorous climbing vines grow through summer into fall. Glossy, thick, savoyed leaves resemble spinach. Dark green leaves and deep red/purple stems. Mild Swiss chard taste. Use leaves and young stems sparingly in salads or stir-fries. Avg. 16,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.

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Packet

$3.95
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1 Ounce

$7.60
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1/4 Pound

$18.65
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1 Pound

$62.15
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5 Pounds

$283.25
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25 Pounds

$1,333.50
Backordered until 01/29
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CULTURE: Malabar spinach does best in a slightly acidic, moist, fertile soil, though it can tolerate poor soil conditions. Stem tip cuttings may be rooted, overwintered inside, and transplanted out again the following year or kept as a houseplant. Provide trellis support.
Sow indoors in flats 1/4" deep and 1/4" apart or into 50-cell or 72-cell flats, 3 seeds per cell, 5-6 weeks before transplanting to the garden. After all danger of frost has passed, transplant out to the garden 6" apart in rows 36" apart.
After all danger of frost has passed, sow directly into the soil 1-2" apart, 1/4" deep, in rows 36" apart. Thin to 6" apart.

DISEASES AND PESTS:
Prevent disease with crop rotation and sanitation.

HARVEST:
Pick young leaves and stems throughout the season. Pinching tips will encourage branching.

AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE:
1 oz./130', 1 lb./2,100'.

SEED SPECS:
SEEDS/OZ.: Avg. 950 seeds.

PACKET:
100 seeds sows 12'.

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Quick Facts

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Latin Name
Basella rubra
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
85 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Heat Tolerant Heat Tolerant
Good for Trellising Good for Trellising
Variety requires a trellis in order to grow properly.
Salad Mix Component Salad Mix Component
A mixture of lettuce and greens with different colors, flavors and textures, harvested at a tender, baby, bite-size stage. For fresh salads.
Salad Mix Component Good for Trellising Heat Tolerant