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Ceylon Spinach H
syn. Malabar Spinach
Attractive climbing vegetable, leaves are rich in vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll, eaten raw or cooked; perennial in the tropics. Sow spring and summer. Suitable for subtropical and tropical areas.
SC217 (20 seeds)
Egyptian Spinach H
syn. Molokhia, Malu Khia, Melokheya, Meloukia, Salad Mallow, Jew's mallow, West African sorrel
A very hardy, fast growing annual to 1m. The young leaves used in salad, older leaves and the shoot tips cooked as spinach and are high in protein. It self-sows readily. Sow spring and summer. Suitable for subtropical and tropical areas.
SE113 (200 seeds)
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syn. Water Spinach
Ground-hugging, Thai vegetable that likes moist soil; young leaves, stems and tips are delicious cooked in a stir-fry or steamed. Sow spring and summer. Suitable for subtropical and tropical areas.
SK119 (60 seeds)
Brassica rapa var. nipposinica
syn. Mibu greens
Very similar to mizuna but with smooth edged leaves. In warmer areas it is best planted in the winter, avoiding the peak caterpillar season of Feb-March. In cool areas plant from spring to autumn. Mibuna is a salad green from Japan, use while young; older leaves can be steamed as a spinach or eaten in soups and stir-fries.
SM134 (300 seeds)
Orach 'Ruby Red' H
syn. Mountain Spinach
An attractive plant, in the same family as spinach, that is native to Europe and Asia. It has been cultivated in the Mediterranean region as a garden vegetable for more than 4000 years. The young, tender leaves and sprouts are a luminous red and can be used in salads and salad mixes. It is relatively similar in taste and texture to spinach. Older leaves fade to green and are cooked as a nutritious leafy green. It is a good late summer pollen source for beneficial insects. Orach can grow to 1m in height, but begin picking once the plant is 30 cm tall as the older leaves will get tough. Orach will tolerate moderate frost and is also heat tolerant. Sow from early spring through to summer in temperate areas, sow in early spring and autumn in frost free subtropical and tropical areas.
SO124 (100 seeds)
syn. Garland Chrysanthemum
An aromatic annual, green, leafy vegetable to use in salads, stir-fries and sushi. Small, orange and yellow daisy flowers appear towards the end of the season on unharvested plants that can grow to 1m. It is best harvested at 10-20 cm tall. It will grow in full sun or semi shade in a rich well-drained soil with added compost. Sow autumn and early spring in temperate areas. Sow in winter in subtropical and tropical areas. Avoid sowing during summer as plants will bolt rapidly and become bitter. Harvest in 21 days (baby leaf) to 45 days.
SS161 (100 seeds)
Brassica rapa var. rosularis
syn. Chinese flat cabbage; tai koo choi (China); choy sum (Malaysia); phak kwang do (Thai); cai ngot bong (Vietnam).
Glossy, very dark green, spoon-shaped leaves, that lie flat in a rosette. It has a mild taste, add to salad mixes or stir-fry, long harvest period. Sow spring and autumn.
ST103 (300 seeds)
syn. Magenta Spreen, Giant Lambsquarters.
This is a hardy, annual, very large leafy green to 2.4 m high. The leaves are green and triangular; leaf tips are a very attractive sparkly magenta. Steamed like silverbeet it has a similar taste. Young leaves have a tangy flavour and add a bright splash of colour to salad. It contains oxalic acid so should only be cooked in a stainless steel saucepan. It is a relative of quinoa with edible seeds. It is very nutritious with vitamins A, C, K, calcium, iron and potassium. It is pest resistant and easy to grow. It germinates best at 10 - 26°C soil temperature. Sow spring to summer in temperate areas; spring and again in autumn in subtropical areas; April - July in tropical areas. Choose a position full sun to partial shade. Preferred soil is fertile and well drained; with a pH 5.5 - 6. Harvest 21 days for baby leaf, 30 - 45 days for full size. Harvesting the tender growing tips continuously will help the plant to become bushy. Keep pruned, it may become weedy if allowed to self-sow.
ST174 (300 seeds)
syn. New Zealand Spinach.
Warrigal Greens are a long-lived, spreading, green vegetable, native to Australia and NZ, with fleshy, succulent, triangular leaves. It is extremely hardy and resistant to pests and disease. It is also heat, drought and light frost tolerant. It is best steamed quickly as the high vitamin C content becomes more readily available and the oxalate content is reduced. Grow in full sun, in a loose, well-drained soil, mulch well. Self-sows readily. Sow spring and summer, autumn in warmer frost-free areas. Long lived in temperate areas only. This is a 'must-have' plant for arid areas, where it should grown in the shade, if possible.
SW131 (25 seeds)
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