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Strawberry Spinach Fruit

€1,80 EUR

A versatile forgotten vegetable

Strawberry Spinach is one of the forgotten vegetables. Both the leaves and fruits are edible. The leaves are eaten raw in salads, or cooked like spinach and the small red fruits are also eaten. Visually, the small bright red fruits form a fruit that look like a cross between a blackberry and a strawberry however the fruit has a rather blend but juicy taste, and contains plenty of small seeds.

Scientific Name: Chenopodium Virgatum

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 15-20C

Germination time in days: 10-14 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 80 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: Well-drained, Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Sowing and cultivation: Sow seed directly outside in full sun once soil temps are above 15 C. Keep moist. Germination may be slow. Thin to 2-3" apart.