Red Malabar Spinach *RARE*

4.67 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$0.99

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Heirloom?
Days to maturity
About

How to use
50Yes45-70This spinach vines beautifully, and has red veins! You can trellis it, to make a statement in your garden.Since the leaves are huge, you can stuff them, add them to souflees or use for salads!

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Weight.05 oz

6 reviews for Red Malabar Spinach *RARE*

  1. 5 out of 5

    MAlABAR spinach that originates from India, meaning it thrives in hot weather, is drought tolerant and doesn’t get bitter unlike many leafing greens. It grows quickly as a climbing vine which produce succulent large leaves. I dedicated MAlABAR as my go to leafy greens this year and had more than enough greens between two plants. I will grow red Malabar every year.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have been growing spinach in southern Wisconsin for 35 years . the standard variety bolted from heat in JULY and basically was done for the season. I tried the red Malabar this season , even with the heat the red Malabar did not start going to seed until today 9/1/2017. it still taste the same going to seed. I got 500% more spinach with red Malabar vs. standard spinach with the same amount of seeds , highly recommended.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Highly recommended; I live in zone 13, it grows like crazy and keeps producing allot of spinach, 2 plants is enough to get you a good amount of spinach for 2 person. 100% germination. It’s easy to grow! I LOVE IT!

  4. 3 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I am a little disappointed, out of the 10 seeds I test planted only two are up and producing. I love the size of the leaves and the taste. Even though I only have two plants right now, I cut off the bottom two biggest leaves to taste. Yes, curiosity! and impatience..lol. I am testing to see if I can actually gather some leaves while the plant continues to grow bigger, it is vine after all. It’s been a week since I cut the two bottom leaves and the plant has not fallen over in utter shock and died, lol, it’s actually just sprouting a new leave on top. On the “dormant” i.e. unproductive seeds, I am hoping that they are just late bloomers. I’m in the South and it’s still hot most days, so I may have jumped the gun on seeding the spinach too early. I have started my new crop of lettuce of mixed variety at the same time and keep seeding new as I harvest. I just can’t live without my lush mixed greens salad, have to have one most every day.
    I will update you on the success or failure of the experiment with this spinach, harvesting part of the plant, and keep babying the area where I planted the rest of the seeds. I certainly will also plant some more spinach and of course salads, successive seedlings as I harvest, as soon as next month and on into as far into fall and “winter”, hopefully/counting for the typical and usual mild southern winter and a long salads season. I only have a very small elevated garden just for my salads and herbs.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This plant cannot be beat for summer greens. The heat only speeds it up. Drought doesn’t seem to touch it. A little slow starting due to spring planting. I would recommend holding off seeding outdoors or setting out transplants until ~80*F days. If trellised, it will produce a large amount of leaves and continue to vine. The frost killed my plants in early October this year. The plants had produced flowers, but I was unable to collect seeds for next year. I hope to get around this in future years. If not, I will continue to buy seed here.

    If you want greens and live in hot and/or dry climates, plant this vegetable!

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant. I love the colors. Started in doors in a sunny window for fear the summer here in Texas would be too hot. Planted out when temps were consistently under 85F it’s looking beautiful in my hugel inspired raised bed. Also, have 2 in large pots with turnips. Haven’t tasted them yet. Been saving a big harvest for Thanksgiving. Maybe have the family help pick a salad with some of these. Will grow again next year likely the same way.

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