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Malabar Red Spinach

Malabar Red Spinach

Basella rubra

Collection: Vegetables
Tags: New for 2024, basella, spinach

Malabar spinach is not true spinach but a climbing vine that tolerates summer heat better. Leaves resemble spinach and taste similar, slightly peppery, with a hint of citrus. Eat raw in salads or cooked in stir-fries and soups.


Botanical NameBasella rubra
ExposureFull Sun
Days to Harvest75

Planting Instructions

  • Remove from the growing container.
  • Dig a hole 2 times container size and same depth of container.
  • Refill with dry soil.
  • Water thoroughly after planting.