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Sub family: Chenopodioideae
Characteristics: Annual 1.8 m
Seeds per packet: Approx 50
Attractive plant with rapid and erect growth with heart-shaped leaves with the added advantage of being in the same family as spinach with a similar eating quality.
The colour is an intense brilliant red at the sprout and micro greens stage and remains good as the plant matures.
Attractive in the flower or vegetable garden.
Prefers light to medium moist well-drained soil in a sunny position.
Tropical: Winter to Spring
Temperate: Spring to Early Summer.
Cool climate: Mid-Spring to Early-Summer.
Sow: 6cm deep
Sow direct or sow in trays and transplant when large enough to handle.
Germination: 7-10 days
Plant space: 30cm