Basella alba – Malabar Spinach seeds x50

$3.50

Edible & Good Groundcover Salt & Cold Tolerant Bush Tucker

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Malabar Spinach

Basella alba

This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List

 

Native to tropical Africa, Asia and Papua/New Guinea, it is extensively used in Indian and Asian cooking. It has naturalised in China and South America and likewise to their cuisines.

Malabar Spinach is similar in appearance to Warrigal Greens or NZ Spinach (Tetragonia tetragonoides), both are vines of similar leaf shape and use but the seed tells the difference. Malabar Spinach has a round seed similar to Black Pepper in size and form while Warrigal Greens has a larger, squarish seed with a peak at each corner.

Malabar Spinach is a rich source of vitamins A and C, folate and manganese with moderate levels of vitamin B and dietary minerals.

This plant self-sows and can become a quite dense trailing mat if you use it as a groundcover. As a vegetable, it is kept in check by constant leaf harvesting.

Offered as a packet of approx. 50 seeds with grownotes.

 

All my seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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Terms & Conditions.

Ole Lantana Seeds will not be responsible whatsoever for actions taken by the customer after receipt of the goods, this includes germination results, crop performance or loss as these are beyond the control of Ole Lantana Seeds.

International buyers are responsible for knowing their countries importation laws.

NOTE: In order to protect our existing stock from outside contamination, we do not accept returns.

Item specifics

Plant: Low growing mat. Common Name: Malabar Spinach, Ceylon Spinach
Climate: Mediterranean, Temperate, Sub-Tropical, Tropical Season of Interest: Spring
Sunlight: Sun, Partial Shade Watering: Medium
Genus Basella Type: Outdoors
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: alba Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): Edible: Yes
*ALL PICTURES SHOWN ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY

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