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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: 26
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

92.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 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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3 out of 3 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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2 out of 2 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

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
cristal
Location:
temecula, CA
Date:
October 4, 2014
          4.0
 
difficult to grow in hot summe
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5
 

What are the pros? seem to be growing now!

What are the cons? took a long time to establish

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rat
Location:
St Charles, MO
Date:
August 6, 2014
          5.0
 
Yummy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Tastes and looks great

What are the cons? A little slow growing

Review:

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.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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