Spinach – RED Malabar

£1.29

A vigorous attractive climbing vine which grows through summer into autumn. The thick dark green, savoyed glossy succulent leaves resemble spinach and have a mild Swiss chard taste, and lovely deep red stems.

  • Seed Count: 20

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 Spinach – RED Malabar  

A vigorous attractive climbing vine which grows through summer into autumn. The thick dark green, savoyed glossy succulent leaves resemble spinach and have a mild Swiss chard taste, and lovely deep red stems.  Although called Malabar Spinach it is not actually related to the Spinach family.   Perfect used in salads or stir frys.  Will easily reach 2 m and beyond if it has sufficient support to climb along.

 Cultivation advice  Spinach – RED Malabar  

  • Requires a growing position with humus-rich well drained soil and full sun.
  • The variety requires warmth to both germinate and will not start growing well until summer arrives with long hot days.
  • Sow Mid to late spring in well drained seed compost (21 c+).  There is no advantage to sowing earlier.
  • Do not move seedlings outside until the weather warms and they have been fully aclimatised.
  • Thrives under glass for the most tender leaves or in a sheltered site in full sun.
  • Plants are best around 30 cm apart and need a good strong frame / netting to climb up.