Red Stem Malabar Spinach Seeds

(P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Item #05660-PK-P1


Large, mild-flavored green leaves look terrific climbing up a bean tower, mailbox post, or fence

Days to maturity: 55 days.

The thick, dark green leaves of this edible ornamental provide tasty greens throughout the summer, when traditional spinach will not grow. The mild flavor makes Red Stem equally good cooked or fresh, and is more palatable to children than the peppery cool-season varieties. The red stems really jazz up the plate.

Heat-loving and vigorous, these attractive plants reach 6 feet or more if trained on a bean tower, trellis, lamppost, or any vertical structure with some porousness for twining.

The plants sport scarlet stems that contrast beautifully with the deep green of the thick, broad leaves. Many people grow Red Stem for purely ornamental purposes, but there's a lot of good eating on this productive plant!

Start seeds indoors, then transplant into the garden or large container (with support) in late spring. Nothing is easier or more productive.

Pkt is 50 seeds.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Basella
Species alba
Variety Red Stem
Item Form (P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Days To Maturity 55
Fruit Color Green
Habit Vining
Seeds Per Pack 50
Plant Height 6 ft
Additional Characteristics Edible
Harvest Season Late Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Outdoor, Vines and Climbers

Product Review Summary

Based on 7 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

June 15, 2019

Fast service - good product

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I ordered seeds from 5 different websites on the same day. The shipping prices were all similar. This company's product came two days before anyone else. One company has yet to ship my order and has not responded top my inquiry. The seeds germinated in 6 days as predicted. I have had dud seeds from other companies. You have my future business.

Gary from PA
June 13, 2019

no bolt spinach

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I love this spinach!!! When my spring crop is spinach is done and too warm to plant more without it bolting. This spinach starts to germinate going the distance till frost. The more you pick the more it produces. Plus you can take cuttings and make more plants. Makes a great house plant. Good for winter crop right in your kitchen.

Nancy Koernke from MI
August 02, 2017

Fantastic producer and tasty!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I bought some Malabar spinach plants last year, but I see that Park Seed has seeds; better yet. Buy them! This climbing spinach is a fantastic producer. It's actually not a spinach; but tastes like spinach, and can be used in many dishes, just as you would other spinach varieties. It is a little slimy, but once you get past the fact that it far out-produces any other spinach, you're golden. I grew four Malabar spinach plants this year in Tennessee and had enough to eat it daily in omelets, or for dinner. There was enough to harvest, cook, and freeze for winter, as well as dehydrate for soups. Malabar spinach is high protein and great source of phosphorus and potassium. It's an excellent source of iron, calcium, Vitamin C and Vitamin A.

Diane H. Holycross from TN
November 15, 2015

This is so... easy

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

In the Pee Dee region of SC this reseeds for years. It is very easy care. Give it something to climb on and it does the rest. We freeze it and eat it fresh. It grows with no pest problems which is quite a blessing in this area. The taste is very much like spinach. The leaves are a little meaty. No need to clean and clean like standard spinach. It grows on a vine. Grows all summer long. This year I am harvesting well into November since there has not been a killing frost yet.

Betsy from SC
July 18, 2014

Highly recommended!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Easy to grow. Make good soup with shrimp.

jenny from IN

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