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Shrub Malabar Spinach

Posted by padma_2009 z9 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 12, 09 at 14:30

Has anyone heard of Shrub Malabar Spinach. I have the Malabar Spinach Vine or climber. I am interested in the Shrub variety. If anyone knows of a link or source from where I can get it, it would be of great help.

The difference between the two:

Shrub Malabar Spinach: Grows 3-4 feet in height. The stem and leaves are thick and slightly fleshy and are edible. Can be eaten the same way as spinach ( cooked or raw). The leaves are glossy and 1"-1 1/2" wide and 3-4" long. Can be grown from stem cuttings or seeds. It bears beautiful magenta colored small flowers which fruit into purple fruits which stain when crushed.

Vine Malabar Spinach: Grows 10-20 feet and needs a trellis to climb.The stems and leaves are thick and fleshy and are edible. Eaten the same way as spinach. The leaves are glossy and 3-4" wide and more of a heart shape. Can be grown from stem cuttings or seeds. It bears beautiful magenta colored small flowers which fruit into purple fruits which stain when crushed. There is another variety in the malabar vine which has the characteristics but has a red stem.

Padma


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RE: Shrub Malabar Spinach

Hiya Padma and everyone,

I've grown the vining type of Malabar spinach in several past years and really loved it. I'm not at all familiar with a shrub type, so let us know if you find a source. Happy hunting. :)

Take care,
Grant


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RE: Shrub Malabar Spinach

Hi Grant,

No luck so far....:( :(

Padma


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RE: Shrub Malabar Spinach

Malabar Spinach is not good...
i had tons of plant...
don't taste good...
i hated it...
it behaves like a jelly fish.


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