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Red Malabar Spinach (35 seeds) (SP107) $3.00
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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: 60
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

91.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jeina
Location:
Richmond, VA, United States
Date:
May 15, 2019
          5.0
 
Easy regenerating tasty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful, tasty, easy

What are the cons? prone to a spot

Review:

These grew like wildflower in my morning sun bed last year. They seed often, which may have resulted in the DOZENS of volunteer plants that have now popped up in my garden this year. so IMO very easy to grow, low maintenance, and returning as volunteers. They're a beautiful addition to the garden; require some trellis or stakes to vine significantly. Mine are prone to a spot that I need to investigate. The leaves are thick and hearty; I have eaten sauteed as spinach and as an addition to salads. The smaller leaf size requires a bit more effort to cultivate in order to get a meal for 5.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SH in Zone 5
Location:
Fort Collins, CO, United States
Date:
February 24, 2019
          4.0
 
Pretty vine lots of recipes
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Contrasting purple-green

What are the cons? Not meant for my climate

Review:

Very pretty climbing vine. Leaves work great in traditional indian/bengali recipes (look up "pui shak recipe" for ideas). It tastes and has a texture like itself, not like spinach (it's not really a spinach relative anyway). Definitely needs help to germinate. Sandpaper and other attempts to damage seed cases didn't get results for me (maybe I was too gentle) but giving seeds a 12-24 hour soak prior to planting has worked well the last 3 years. Also needs high heat. In-ground was too cold - vines topped out at 3 feet. Grew best in a black plastic pot on a brick patio, but even then didn't make it all the way to seed maturity before the autumn cold killed it. No worries about-self seeding in this climate! Doesn't take up much space. Will keep growing mainly for looks.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Richard
Location:
Oceanside, CA, United States
Date:
February 8, 2019
          5.0
 
Nice prolific spinach.
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, tasty, easily ov

What are the cons? None

Review:

Was given one little plant which overwintered last year and became 10 wonderfully prolific plants. Very nice flavor and produced from Spring through Fall. Pulled the plants out in early December and now in early February, as I'm preparing for Spring planting, several 2" plants are growing. Easy to grow and very recommended.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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26 out of 26 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Auburn TIgers
Location:
Georgiana, AL, United States
Date:
December 4, 2018
          5.0
 
Beautiful Plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful Vine, easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

I enjoy growing Red Malabar along my garden fence it does require support once it starts growing. Here in Zone 8 when the vine dies back and the seeds drop they will grow/come back in the Spring. The Green Malabar Spinach leaves are somewhat larger, but the plant is not as attractive as the red. You can easily propagate by taking a healthy cutting and place in water until roots develop and then plant in soil. This is also an excellent plant for an aquaponics or hydroponics set up. The plant leaves when eaten raw have a nice taste when added to salads. I have been growing this for several years now.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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34 out of 34 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Peter
Location:
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Date:
March 30, 2018
          4.0
 
Red Climbing Spinach
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, attractive vine

What are the cons? None

Review:

Odd comments from others about the “strange” taste. The taste is exactly the same as silverbeet/Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris) although from a completely different plant family. Stir fry or steam leaves and young stems, use leaves in mixed salad. Delicious.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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