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96.0% would recommend this item to a friend.
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Love it
What are the cons? none
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?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Highly nutritious!
What are the cons? None
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.
What are the pros? seem to be growing now!
What are the cons? took a long time to establish
didn't like our heat - 100 degrees in summer. but now that oct is here the plants have quadrupled in size in just a few weeks! would rate higher but it's been months in the ground w/ little productivity but it does appear they are taking off now.
5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:
What are the pros? Tastes and looks great
What are the cons? A little slow growing
Excellent germination when soaked in warm water before planting. Started some inside that just waited until warm weather came. Couldn't tell the difference between them nd those planted directly in the ground later. Grows fast when it warms up. They are over six feet now. Leaves are delicious when half dollar size or smaller. They taste like the best real spinach can taste. Bigger leaves are not as good. I would always eat a few leaves when I was near them. Can take a while to pick a bunch for a salad. Looks beautiful. No bug problems. Plenty of seed. Provide support.
What are the pros? State fair prize winner.
What are the cons? Slow to start
this spinach has wonderful flavor and lasts all summer long. It won 1st place in the fair in August.Beautiful addition to the garden. An attractive plant to grow on a trellis.