Malabar Spinach Seeds

Originating from the Asian continent, This beautiful plant is not real spinach but another species (Basella rubra). The vines have lovely red stems, the leaves are deliciously succulent both in salads and fried. The plant can be grown as an bi-annual in many areas including in Israel. Vines are vigorous and grow throughout the summer and fall. The shiny leaves resemble spinach. 70 days.

Recommended instructions:

sowing:

  • Select a full sunny sowing area
  • Plan the amount of seeds according to 1 m² depending on the size of the area / vessel
  • Number of seeds per square meter: 3-2
  • Sowing depth is twice the size of the seed, 1-0.5 cm deep
  • Keep soil moist until germination. (Not too wet)
  • Watering once a day to once every three days (depending on the season)
  • It is recommended to use compost and organic nutrients and microbes.

You can find more information on the website, good luck!

Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before spring. Seeds should germinate in 10 days to 3 weeks. Mechanical scarification to open the tough seed coat (such as with a file, sharp knife or sandpaper) will hasten germination, as will soaking them in water overnight before plantingMalabar spinach seedlings.
 
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SP17
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More Information
Species Spinach
Scientific Name Basella rubra
Germination Period 8-14 days
Days till maturity 70
Sowing Depth 0.5 cm
Sowing Intervals 45 cm
Sowing Months March, April, May, June, July, August, September
Sowing Instructions

spinach grows better in slightly acidic and fertile soil, but can tolerate harsh soil conditions. It is best to provide support for the plant. Sow directly to the ground or prepare seedlings.

Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Seeds should germinate in 10 days to 3 weeks. Mechanical scarification to open the tough seed coat (such as with a file, sharp knife or sandpaper) will hasten germination, as will soaking them in water overnight before plantingMalabar spinach seedlings.
 
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