Strawberry Spinach Seeds(Chenopodium Foliosum) edible leaves and berries
A native herb you'll wonder how you ever lived without!
45 days. Strawberry Spinach is one of the best-kept secrets of the herb world. A native American plant, this annual sets tiny, deliciously tender leaves that can be cooked like spinach or used fresh in salads. It also sets small red fruits in late summer and fall that taste a bit like mulberries and are lovely fresh or canned. A delectable and useful plant, you'll want it front and center of the herb garden!
It's always so nice when you can use almost the entire plant instead of just one part, and Strawberry Spinach draws out this pleasure by setting new leaves all season long. Snip off just what you need at the moment, and harvest more later! The foliage is slender, deeply lobed, and appears in rosettes along long, slender stems. You'll love it!
The berries are scrumptious as well. Quite small, they resemble raspberries more than strawberries, but there's no mistaking that bright strawberry-red hue! The berries arise at the base of each stem, and a plant in full fruit is a glorious sight!
Grow Strawberry Spinach in full sun (direct-sowing the seeds works best) and rich, fertile soil. It reaches about 18 inches high and 12 inches wide, and needs no staking or supports. Easy and trouble-free, it's an exciting new addition to the herb garden, vegetable patch, or even the flowering annual bed! Pkt is 50 seeds.
An old-fashioned plant that dates to 1600 in Europe. This curious plant produces greens that are picked and cooked like spinach, but it also produces attractive, red berries that are bland in flavor. These add a nice touch to fruit salads. Easy-to-grow plants are similar to "Lamb's Quarters", a wild relative.
Strawberry Spinach (Chenopodium Foliosum Strawberry Sticks) -If you want an easy to easy to grow plant which is quite unique, ideal for the border or patio containers, and produces edible fruits, then Chenopodium Strawberry Sticks is your answer.
Strawberry Sticks is a base-branching annual with colorful strawberry-like fruits all along the stems from top to bottom. Chenopodium is typically grown in USDA zones 2 - 10. Does not like to be transplanted so sow Strawberry Sticks seeds where you want to grow the plant.
USDA Zones: 2 - 10
Height: 16 - 20 inches
Bloom Season: Early summer to early fall
Bloom Color: Red
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well drained soils, pH 6.1 - 7.8
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