Malabar Spinach Red
Using Malabar Spinach is just like using regular spinach. Eaten raw in salads, Malabar spinach leaves are juicy and crisp, the flavours of citrus and pepper accompany the succulent leaves. They are delicious mixed in with other greens in tossed salads.
If you enjoy Spinach, Kale or Swiss chard, Malabar Spinach will be a revelation. When cooked it holds up better than regular spinach and doesn’t wilt as rapidly. It looks and tastes much like spinach but with a less bitter flavour due to its lower levels of oxalic acid.
Malabar Spinach rubra is a vining type of plant that thrives in hot temperatures, a win for those of us that love our greens but find summer too hot for good growth. It can be grown throughout the summer and can even cope when the heat exceeds 32°C.
Malabar Spinach tolerate high rainfall and, although it is technically a perennial it is not cold-hardy and is generally grown as an annual in temperate climates. This fast-growing vining type plant produces best when trellised. It can even be grown up the same trellis as peas, truly utilising the garden space. Grown as an ornamental edible, the vines can be trained to climb over archways or doorways.
|Botanical Name||Basella alba|
|Seed Packet||20 Seeds|