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Red Malabar Spinach

  • TS202
  • Basella rubra. This is not a true spinach, but its leaves are a great addition to the southwestern vegetable garden because it likes hot weather, unlike regular spinach, lettuce, etc. Though it is heat tolerant, it is not drought tolerant ... it does prefer moist soil and loves humidity.  Good for monsoon planting.   Red Malabar is also a beautiful vining plant with dark red stems and deep green leaves that could be grown simply for its ornamental characteristics. But who could resist eating it too? Train it up a trellis or fence and harvest leaves for your salad or stirfry throughout the season. Malabar spinach is rich in vitamins A, C, iron and calcium, and is a good source of soluble fiber. Not from our Seed Bank collection, but your purchase supports our conservation mission.

    • Approx. 1g/40 seeds per packet.
  • $3.95

Customer Reviews

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David Sheffield
Beautiful and very low maintenance

This has been super easy to grow and the purple stems contrasted with the dark green leaves are very beautiful.

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Lea West
disappointing

Sorry to say that only a few seeds came up. Had plenty of sun and water, was in a protected area.

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Reilly Cox

Delightful to see grow but also something I keep munching from the garden

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james
red malabar

excellent germination and early growth, but planted in August for fall greens, did not tolerate first frost. I will plant again next spring.

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Lynne Romero
Yipee!

It has been hit or miss with my garden and with native seeds. I planted 4 in a Sq foot late August. I have 2 plants growing up the trellis and a cutting in water. The flavor of the leaves is unbelievably good. I want more, just no space.