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Spinach - Red Malabar (Seeds)

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Heirloom Vegetable. Variety originated in India. Thick, glossy, spinach-like leaves cover these vigorous vines. With deep purple-red stems and savoyed dark green leaves, Red Malabar is a highly ornamental plant too. Plants require trellis support. Use the delicious mild Swiss chard tasting leaves in salads, stir-fries and more! Matures in 55-75 days.

How to Grow

Sow indoors in peat or paper pots 6 weeks before plant out time or seed direct outdoors in a sunny site after danger of frost has passed. Germination typically occurs in 7-14 days.

Planting Depth: 6 mm (1/4”). Seed Spacing: 5 cm (2”). Thin to: 15 cm (6”). Row Width: 90 cm (36”).

COMMENTS: Keep soil evenly moist. Best growth occurs in hot weather. Pinch tips to encourage branching. Vines can reach 180 cm (6′) in height.