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Malabar Spinach Select Green (Basella alba)
Malabar Spinach Select Green (Basella alba) - NEW TO KINGS.
A tropical edible climbing vine from Asia , very productive and vigorous best grown undercover as does not tolerate cold .Highly nutritious, fleshy, succulent leaves that can also be grown as a baby leaf. It is a tender perennial, best treated as an annual and used the same as regular spinach.
Product Part Number: 14414
When to sow
When to Sow Basella Alba Seeds
Jan to April
May to June
July to September
Where to Sow
Surface sow onto moist, well-drained seed compost. Lightly cover the seed with a sprinkling of vermiculite or sieved compost. Place in a warm place 18-24°C where germination usually takes 14-21 days.
What to do next
Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle in to pots or trays . Gradually harden off , acclimatise to cooler conditions and plant out once danger of frost has passed or grow on in the greenhouse in a Large container or a growbag. Prefers a moist, fertile soil in full sun . Plants will require a framework or support netting or canes to climb.
Best grown as an annual. If grown for eating do not allow to flower as this will turn the leaves bitter. Frost will kill this plant.