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SKU Code: V 28
Characteristics: Climbing vine 2 m
Seed per packet: Approx. 20
Seed per gram: Approx. 35
The Malabar Spinach is a common vegetable in tropical Africa and Southeast Asia, where it originated.
The thick, dark green leaves of this edible ornamental provide tasty greens throughout the summer when traditional spinach will not grow.
The mild flavour makes Red Stem equally good cooked or fresh.
Many people grow Red stems for purely ornamental purposes, but there's a lot of good eating on this productive plant.
Adaptable to most soils but prefers well-drained moisture retaining soil rich in organic matter and a warm sunny sheltered position.
Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Spring to Summer
Cold: Spring to Summer
Sow: 10mm deep.
Sow direct or in trays of a quality seed-raising mix and transplant when 5-6cm tall.
Plant space: 30cm
Row space: 60cm
Maturity: 8 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants. Pick leaves continuously to promote new growth.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.