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Magentaspreen-Lambsquarters Greens (Organic 30 Days)

A giant relative of Lambsquaters grown for its glowing magenta young leaf tips. Easy to grow in heat or cold, where it can be harvested at 8 inches in 30 days or left to continue upward to 8 feet. With a taste similar to spinach each tip is magenta coated with powdery iridescence. Spectacular in a salad mix or use any way you would many greens, steamed. Cultivated in the other parts of the world and first introduced here in the early 1980s. It will self-seed if left to grow.

500 seeds



Chenopodium gigantium

Germination: 4-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF. 

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4" deep

Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost. Sow heavy seeded rows, 30-50 seeds per foot. Sow every 2-3 weeks for a continuous harvest. 

Harvest: Start harvesting young leaves tips when the plant reaches 6-8"

Tips: Plant in average to fertile soil. Deadhead to prevent self-seeding


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Dorothy M.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Magentaspreen-Lambsquarters Greens

Great shopping; very pleased with price and quality of seeds and prompt shipping. However, I planted approx 200 seeds and 2 plants germinated. of the lambsquarter.

Taimi R.
United States United States
I recommend this product
OK so far.

I need a copy of your catalog.

Pinetree Garden Seeds

Hi Tami, I will put in a request for a catalog to be sent to you. Thank you and Happy Gardening. Deby

Doris L.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Magentaspreen lambsquarters

Very good. I will order again.

Susan s.
United States United States
Very nutritious!

I do love magenta-spreen. I have them coming up everywhere now. Lambsquarters are a winter staple of ours. I pick and freeze in May to have all winter. You may not realize that lambsquarters have more Vitamin A than liver! (see USDA tables)But the one drawback is that these lambsquarters are so beautiful that I hate cutting them. Prettier than flowers.

Holly E.
United States United States
So far ao good

At this point the seeds have germinated and are growing in a garden tower on my deck. Only time will. I was pleased to be able to find the lambsquarter seeds