You have not viewed any products recently.

 
Red Malabar Spinach Enlarge View
Red Malabar Spinach
  • Red Malabar Spinach
  • Red Malabar Spinach
  • Red Malabar Spinach
  • Red Malabar Spinach
  • Red Malabar Spinach
  • Red Malabar Spinach
  • Red Malabar Spinach
  • Red Malabar Spinach
 
  • Red Malabar Spinach
  • Red Malabar Spinach
  • Red Malabar Spinach
  • Red Malabar Spinach
  • Red Malabar Spinach
  • Red Malabar Spinach
  • Red Malabar Spinach
  • Red Malabar Spinach

Product Quantity Price
Red Malabar Spinach (35 seeds) (SP107) $3.00

Share This Product

fb Twitter Pinterest Email
 
 

Red Malabar Spinach

         
 
62 Reviews | Write a Review
 
 
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: 62
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

91.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
< Previous | 1 of 13 | Next >
 

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Laura S
Location:
rubicon, WI, United States
Date:
September 4, 2019
          5.0
 
A must have
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? gorgeous tall vine - versatile

What are the cons? slow to mature - start indoors

Review:

This is the third year I have grown this spinach and I will be buying a taller 6-9' trellis to take advantage of the gorgeous habit of this plant. Striking purple to red vines with pretty jungle green succulent leaves. This spinach is great in salads and has a juicy, lemon and not so grainy against the teeth quality as compared to a standard spinach like a bloomsdale longstanding. Such a pretty plant I would grow it for the beauty alone. My Japanese green beetles loved the plant and unfortunately made quite a few holes in the pretty foliage starting in July.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
BeeBon
Location:
Troutman, NC, United States
Date:
August 30, 2019
          5.0
 
Easy to grow zone 7B
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow Reseeds itself.

What are the cons? Leaf miners

Review:

Been growing malaria spinach for years NC zone 7B. First year took a bit to get started but once it started it got huge. Reseeds every year since. Get leaf miners but other than that no pests. The young leaves are great in salad. The bigger leaves can be a bit slimy use in omelettes. Dry it for winter is really shrinks down store in mason jars...great in soups and winter smoothies. Have so much always looking for recipes. Gave seed to my sister who has some challenges with plants surviving and Malabar spinach always grows for her.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

12 out of 13 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

21 out of 22 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

15 out of 15 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
< Previous | 1 of 13 | Next >
 
close (X)