Aimers International Spinach Red Malabar Seed Packet


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Red Malabar Spinach. 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!

Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Method: Direct Seed
Growth Habit: Bushy
Days to Emergence: 7 - 14
Days to Harvest 55 - 75
Height: 15 - 30cm (6 - 12in)

Sow seed 12mm (1/2in) deep and 2.5cm (1in) apart in rows 30-45cm (12- 18in) apart as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring and every two weeks after that until late spring. Thin to 5-7.5cm (2-3in) after germination – this is the secret to the best crops. Sow again in mid to late August for fall crops. Top-dress with compost, after seedlings are well established.