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This lush vine grows best in tropical and subtropical climates and can reach up to 14'. It has reddish-purple stems, glossy dark green leaves, and grows more rapidly than the green stem variety. The leaves are used like spinach. Also grown as an ornamental.

Uses: Malabar spinach has a mucilaginous texture and is mostly used to thicken soups/stews. Use in any recipe that calls for spinach, with noodles and in stir-fries. In Japan, it is cooked in tempura, ohitashi or braised and topped with a sesame dressing.

Seeds per pack: 15/25/50
Days to maturity: 60 Days
Life Cycle: Annual/perennial
Planting season: Late spring/early summer
Sun Requirement: Full Sun

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