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Strawberry Spinach

         
 
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(Chenopodium capitatum) An old-fashioned plant that dates to 1600 in Europe. This curious plant produces greens that are picked and cooked like spinach, but it also produces attractive, red berries that are bland in flavor. These add a nice touch to fruit salads. Easy-to-grow plants are similar to "Lamb's Quarters", a wild relative. Found in a monastery garden
 
Strawberry Spinach
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 14
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Doug
Location:
Idaho Falls, ID, United States
Date:
March 9, 2016
          4.0
 
Worth Growing Again
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, healthy, unique

What are the cons? None

Review:

I grew this two summers ago and it was easy to grow and harvest. It was a colorful addition to my garden and I enjoyed eating it. I can see why some people think the flavor is not for everyone, but I like it. Try growing it and see if you like it. I am growing this again this year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

20 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dana
Location:
Kodiak, AK, United States
Date:
November 29, 2015
          4.0
 
yum
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? One of my favorites

What are the cons? some dislike the flavor

Review:

Super easy to grow, although it doesn't reseed very well in my garden. I've sold it at market and have found that samples are very necessary. People either love it or hate it. there's no in between. The berry tastes like a cross between spinach and beet with just a little sweetness but a good burst of juice. Best for salads or eating in the garden. The spinachy flavored leaves have a more lettuce texture and grow early with the lettuces. I continue to grow it and share it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

26 out of 27 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Hindsight
Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Date:
July 26, 2015
          5.0
 
Eat spinach and be healthy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Reliable source of greens

What are the cons? None

Review:

I bought a seed packet from Canadian Tire in the spring of 2007. Since then, strawberry spinach has grown in every area of my little garden, in between paving slabs, and in the planters where it is a useful, delightful and decorative inhabitant. In summer, I never buy spinach in the food shops because I have a perpetual source at home. I use the leaves in salads, in cooked eggy breakfasts, and in green smoothies. I use the ripe red seeds in beet smoothies. The stems and unripe seeds go into the compost. I love this plant.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gourmetcook4Jesus
Location:
Lupton, MI, United States
Date:
June 25, 2015
          1.0
 
Must Not Grow in Michigan
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? ?

What are the cons? very tiny seeds, hard to sow

Review:

I had tried to grow these when we lived in Kansas during a drought and they would not come up. I thought once we moved to Michigan with all the rain we get, I would have better luck. Nothing doing. Seeds are almost microscopic and if there is the slightest breeze they will fly out of the packet. Tried to direct sow in the garden, not a single one came up. I guess they just aren't for northern Michigan

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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20 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
The Hunk Hogan
Location:
pueblo, CO, United States
Date:
April 29, 2015
          5.0
 
Exciting and Easy
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Fun to collect the berries

What are the cons? none

Review:

Like a few have said, once they grow they will come back every year. I look forward to picking the berries... Which have a semi-sweet beet-like flavor. I absolutely can't wait till they berry up again this year. One line of advice: these are easier to sow directly in the ground than to start indoors. This is a great experimental plant for a creative cook.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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