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Spinach , Climbing 'Malabar Red Leaf'

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Basella Rubra, Indian - Ceylon Red Leaf Climber, A nice Red to jazz up the plate! Unique edible ornamental Heat Tolerant Spring / Summer climbing variety with red-purple vines & small dark reddish-green leaves to provide tasty greens through summer when traditional spinach will not grow. It's juicy and crisp with tastes of citrus and pepper when picked young and eaten raw, yet when cooked, though, Malabar spinach does look and taste a lot more like regular spinach & is more palatable to children than the peppery cool-season varieties, 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;

Price: £2.20
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