Please see Greens Cultural Notes for growing information.
Packet: 5 g (approximately 500 seeds) sows 60'.
Short crop, now sold out for 2013
(Basella alba var. rubra
) 70 days. These Asian greens are a great summer substitute for spinach. The fleshy leaves and stems are high in vitamins A and C. Excellent for salads, stir fries, and thickening summer soups. Germination is slow (10–12 days at 80°F) so plant extra, or start indoors 3–6 weeks before transplanting. Grows best with trellising: a good technique is to plant next to pea trellises and let them take over as the peas finish. Thin to 12–18 in. apart. Will re-grow even if severely cut back. Self-sows readily. Pkt (1 g, 36 seeds)
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 08 December, 2010.