Red Stem Malabar Spinach Seeds

Red Stem Malabar Spinach Seeds

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Large, mild-flavored green leaves look terrific climbing up a bean tower, mailbox post, or fence
SKU 05660-PK-P1
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Days To Maturity


Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Description / Red Stem Malabar Spinach Seeds

Days to maturity: 55 days.

The thick, dark green leaves of this edible ornamental provide tasty greens throughout the summer, when traditional spinach will not grow. The mild flavor makes Red Stem equally good cooked or fresh, and is more palatable to children than the peppery cool-season varieties. The red stems really jazz up the plate.

Heat-loving and vigorous, these attractive plants reach 6 feet or more if trained on a bean tower, trellis, lamppost, or any vertical structure with some porousness for twining.

The plants sport scarlet stems that contrast beautifully with the deep green of the thick, broad leaves. Many people grow Red Stem for purely ornamental purposes, but there's a lot of good eating on this productive plant!

Start seeds indoors, then transplant into the garden or large container (with support) in late spring. Nothing is easier or more productive.

Pkt is 50 seeds.

Product Details

Genus Basella
Species alba
Variety Red Stem
Product Classification Seeds, Vegetables
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Habit Vining
Days To Maturity 55.00
Harvest Season Late Summer
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Characteristics Edible
Uses Outdoor, Vines and Climbers

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Customer Reviews

Fast service - good product
Review by Gary
I ordered seeds from 5 different websites on the same day. The shipping prices were all similar. This company's product came two days before anyone else. One company has yet to ship my order and has not responded top my inquiry. The seeds germinated in 6 days as predicted. I have had dud seeds from other companies. You have my future business.
no bolt spinach
Review by Nancy Koernke
I love this spinach!!! When my spring crop is spinach is done and too warm to plant more without it bolting. This spinach starts to germinate going the distance till frost. The more you pick the more it produces. Plus you can take cuttings and make more plants. Makes a great house plant. Good for winter crop right in your kitchen.
Fantastic producer and tasty!
Review by Diane H. Holycross
I bought some Malabar spinach plants last year, but I see that Park Seed has seeds; better yet. Buy them! This climbing spinach is a fantastic producer. It's actually not a spinach; but tastes like spinach, and can be used in many dishes, just as you would other spinach varieties. It is a little slimy, but once you get past the fact that it far out-produces any other spinach, you're golden. I grew four Malabar spinach plants this year in Tennessee and had enough to eat it daily in omelets, or for dinner. There was enough to harvest, cook, and freeze for winter, as well as dehydrate for soups. Malabar spinach is high protein and great source of phosphorus and potassium. It's an excellent source of iron, calcium, Vitamin C and Vitamin A.
This is so... easy
Review by Betsy
In the Pee Dee region of SC this reseeds for years. It is very easy care. Give it something to climb on and it does the rest. We freeze it and eat it fresh. It grows with no pest problems which is quite a blessing in this area. The taste is very much like spinach. The leaves are a little meaty. No need to clean and clean like standard spinach. It grows on a vine. Grows all summer long. This year I am harvesting well into November since there has not been a killing frost yet.
Highly recommended!
Review by jenny
Easy to grow. Make good soup with shrimp.
Make good soup with mushrooms!
Review by tung t nguyen
Easy to grow.
Great in Houston
Review by Audrie
I direct planted this to shade a west window. The soil was unimproved clay gumbo, barely broken up into clods after digging. Definitely not garden soil. The spinach came up and was healthy and vigorous. The vines climbed past the top of the window in about two months, and just kept on going, trailing down the rest of the summer. The next year spinach came up on its own when the soil became really warm, mid May. I hadn't touched it. A rare source of fresh greens in the hot Houston summer. Not much survives Houston's humidity and BUGS but this was a champ. In the hottest part of the summer, use the young leaves, stems, buds, and even flowers because the older leaves get a little leathery. It doesn't really taste like spinach to me, but it is a very very mild green and my whole family liked it. Highly recommended.

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