Malabar Spinach

Malabar Spinach

Malabar Spinach: when it's raw Malabar spinach has very fleshy, thick leaves that are juicy and crisp with tastes of citrus and pepper. When cooked, though, Malabar spinach does look and taste a lot more like regular spinach.

It looks like spinach and sounds like spinach, but it is actually a very distant relative to it... Actually, Malabar Spinach is much tastier in salads and holds its texture longer when exposed to heat by comparison.


Planting Guide: Sow 1/2" deep in loose, well-drained soil about 12" apart, rows 12" apart. Full sun. The soil must be warm, so plant a few weeks after the last frost or start indoors for transplant a few weeks pre final frost. This is a vine plant, so a trellis or support system is required.


Harvest: Cut leaves as required.


Friendly Neighbours: Asparagus are great companions to Malabar Spinach.


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