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Spinach , Climbing 'Malabar Green Leaf'

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Basella Alba, Indian - Ceylon Climbing Green Leaf & stem, Very Heat tolerant. In summer, when regular spinach turns bitter, this green stemmed Spring / Summer climbing variety is at its best. Lush-green, heart-shaped leaves & shoots, taste slightly milder than ordinary spinach (more palatable to children) & harvested regularly to be eaten raw when it's juicy and crisp with tastes of citrus and pepper. Or cooked (like a mild Spinach) & high in vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, & calcium; Annual, The juice from fruits can be used as a dye, Looks great staked up in a large pot on the patio too, Treat as a Beautiful Climbing Annual, Seed Count Approx - 25 avg
SOWING - The seeds can be sown any time in spring, bearing in mind that, while this plant is a perennial in its native range, it won't tolerate any frost. Before sowing, put the seeds in warm water and leave for 24 hours. The soil must be rich & well-drained. Keep flowers cut off to continue leaf growth into autumn, great in the greenhouse, Extremely heat tolerant;

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