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Red Malabar Spinach
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Red Malabar Spinach (50 seeds) (SP107) $2.50
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Red Malabar Spinach

         
 
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70 days. This beautiful plant is not a true spinach but a different species (basella rubra). This heat-loving Asian vine has lovely red stems and delicious, succulent leaves that are great in salads and stir-fries. A delicious green that can be grown as an annual in many areas or as a perennial in sub-tropical areas.

 
Red Malabar Spinach
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 28
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

92.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sandra
Location:
Gaithersburg, MD, United States
Date:
February 11, 2015
          5.0
 
What fun
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, and pretty

What are the cons? None

Review:

Fun to grow, gave as gifts and had many people mad that I had not gifted them with a plant. Very pretty bright pink flowers in the late summer. Have ordered again and now is a must grow for my garden and for spring time gifts.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
sunnyskies86
Location:
sacramento, CA
Date:
December 25, 2014
          4.0
 
GREAT
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

I was amazed at how quickly these grew. Germination rate was very good for me. The leaves are good added to a salad or other recipes. I never tried cooking them though so I can't speak for that. It is a vining plant and it grows little stalks that eventually turns into deep colored berries, but, the very early immature green stalks as really good to eat. It produced a massive amount of berries which each contain a seed. Saved some seeds but all my plants have survived in my climate and to have a new perennial vegetable added to the garden is a success in my book.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Montrose CO Gardener
Location:
Montrose, CO
Date:
December 20, 2014
          1.0
 
Very slow growing
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? Nothing

What are the cons? Doesn't grow here

Review:

I was looking for a spinach that doesn't bolt and would grow when it got warm here in Western Colorado. I started this doors then put it out after the last frost date. It just sat there for months! One plant did finally climb the fence, but not enough to do anything with. Will go back to regular spinach. I have tried New Zealand spinach, it not crazy about the "salty" taste.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
An American Homestead
Location:
Witter, AR
Date:
October 21, 2014
          5.0
 
It has berries
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Love it

What are the cons? none

Review:

I love this plant. I think it tastes great raw although some think it tastes like Okra with the slime. But I eat Okra raw too so no big deal for us. This is growing in my greenhouse this winter inside my aquaponics system. My question is that it looks like the plant has black looking berries on it. What are these? Are they edible?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jackie
Location:
Benton, AR
Date:
October 18, 2014
          5.0
 
The Wonder Vine
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Highly nutritious!

What are the cons? None

Review:

We grow this every year, in fact, it pops up on it's own. We use it in soups, stews and stir-fry's, during our long growing season, and dehydrate as many leaves as we can for use in as many dishes as possible. It is not tasty to us raw, but is great otherwise and I love dehydrating it and grinding it to add to just about anything, since it can be "hidden" in dishes like chili - sort of like adding vitamins to our food. It can be a little invasive if not checked (it likes our rose garden), but pulls up easily so it's not really a big problem. We grow leaf spinach for "real" spinach uses, but absolutely could not live without our beautiful Malabar vines.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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