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Chinese Multicolor Spinach (100 seeds) (AM105) $3.50

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Chinese Multicolor Spinach

         
 
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A heat and drought tolerant green in spectacular splashes of color! Leaf amaranth is popular in Asia, eaten raw, stir fried or steamed. This is by far the most tender and sweet amaranth for edible greens- making for vibrant and delicious salads. The young leaves make a perfect spinach substitute, intricately colored leaves are juicy and succulent. The go to green for mid summer when all others have bolted, harvested in just 30-40 days from sowing.
 
Chinese Multicolor Spinach
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Logan
Location:
Lyons, OR, United States
Date:
October 1, 2019
          5.0
 
There Can Only Be One
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Exquisitely Beautiful

What are the cons? Not a winter vegetable

Review:

This is like a tall Coleus that you can actually eat. Everything that you cook with the leaves turns a delightful pink. The carotenoid content is just that concentrated. This is the only "spinach" that I grow. They sub in for any cooked dish, that you would possibly want spinach for. This is a much better use of vertical space than most any other leafy vegetable. Sow rows one week apart, about 6 in between plants and rows, though I sow in a staggered fashion. Needs the soil to be warmed up. Cannot recommend more heartily. The Amaranthus tricolor sold by another seedbank out of Williams, OR does not have the color contrast that this one does. It is as ornamental as it is useful. If you aren't growing this, you need to reevaluate your priorities. Highly, highly recommended! In Vietnam considered as medicinal as it is edible. Traditional in Vietnamese, Indian, and Greek cuisine as well as Chinese. Highly versatile.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SecretGardenCat
Location:
Davis, CA, United States
Date:
September 24, 2019
          5.0
 
Easy Robust Beautiful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy growth, no pests!

What are the cons? none

Review:

If the heat doesnt make my greens inedibly bitter in the summer heat, the cabbage worms absolutely ravage them. This leaf amaranth changed the game! Grows astoundingly quickly in my dry heat with beautiful red and green foliage that has a tender non-bitter flavor. It's alright raw (a bit rougher than actual spinach), but I prefer to cook it. I love growing things that are both edible and highly ornamental, and this plant fits the bill. If you like growing amaranth for their beautiful trailing blossoms though- I wouldnt say this is the most spectacular choice. The blossoms are pale green and sort of just blend into the stem. Still, this is for sure in my Top 3 Baker Creek picks (along with Purple Lady Bok Choy and Beni Hoshi Mizuna).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Suri
Location:
Pittsboro, ND, United States
Date:
September 6, 2019
          5.0
 
Love it
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow.

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

Planted this in mid summer. They grow so huge and abundance of them. I share this with my friends when I harvested them. They are delicious!! Love this spinach. They are still producing now though it's late summer.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
kkt
Location:
Memphis, TN, United States
Date:
August 15, 2019
          5.0
 
Great Lettuce
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Heat Tolerant, Taste

What are the cons? slow growing

Review:

Even after months of hot weather this tasted great. Not bitter and was healthy. Not sure why bugs attacked all my other plants but not these. It did take a long time for them to grow. I seeded in may and just harvested in August. wow. but good!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Virginia Buzzy
Location:
Huddleston, VA, United States
Date:
July 26, 2019
          2.0
 
Disappointed Farmer
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? It did germinate and grow

What are the cons? Attracted bugs not edible

Review:

Fast growing and attractive but attracted leaf hoppers and all the leaves were eaten and chewed.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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