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MALABAR SPINACH - RUBRA (110 days)

Germ 14-21 days
Large, meaty leaves are remarkably spinach-like in flavor. Deep red stems of this vine provide a beautiful back drop in the garden. In fact, Basella Rubra, this plant, is used very effectively in the agricultural display at Epcot center. 100 seeds

 

PLANTING:

Indoors- 6 weeks before last frost 1/2” deep with soil temperature 65-75 degrees. Soak seeds 24 hours to add in germination which can take up to 3 weeks. Transplant 2-3 weeks after last frost.

Harvest- Pick leaves and use like spinach.

Tips- Loves the heat but requires constant moisture (mulch well) and 80 degrees plus for superb growth. Supply a trellis for this climbing vine.

The large, meaty leaves are remarkably spinach-like in flavor. The deep red stems of this vine provide a beautiful back drop in the garden. In fact, Basella Alba, this plant, is used very effectively in the agricultural display at Epcot center.

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