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 I have to give this a try! Has anyone seen this before? This is from Park Seed. A native herb you'll wonder how you ever lived without! Both the leaves and the berries are delicious! 45 days. S
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STRAWBERRY SPINACH

posted at 3/7/2013 9:11 AM EST
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 I have to give this a try! Has anyone seen this before? This is from Park Seed.

Strawberry Spinach Seeds

A native herb you'll wonder how you ever lived without!

Both the leaves and the berries are delicious!
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.

Genus Chenopodium
Species capitatum
Item Form (P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Fruit Color Red
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 50
Plant Height 18 in
Plant Width 12 in
Additional Characteristics Berries, Bird Lovers, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Herbs
Foliage Color Olive Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Containers, Cuisine, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Outdoor

 

Re: STRAWBERRY SPINACH

posted at 3/7/2013 11:21 AM EST
Posts: 1333
First: 8/8/2008
Last: 4/16/2014
no but looks so pretty

Re: STRAWBERRY SPINACH

posted at 3/7/2013 11:27 AM EST
Posts: 959
First: 1/20/2010
Last: 4/13/2014
Haven't seen it but it is really pretty.

Re: STRAWBERRY SPINACH

posted at 3/7/2013 12:59 PM EST
Posts: 1073
First: 11/14/2008
Last: 4/7/2014
I've never seen it before! I also ordered a catalog from them. Thanks Vicki!

Re: STRAWBERRY SPINACH

posted at 3/7/2013 6:33 PM EST
Posts: 1819
First: 9/9/2008
Last: 4/16/2014
Interesting plant, will have to check that out.  Thanks for sharing the info Vicki.

Re: STRAWBERRY SPINACH

posted at 3/15/2013 12:17 PM EDT
Posts: 725
First: 12/31/2009
Last: 3/21/2014
Haven't seen this one before.  Looks good though.

Re: STRAWBERRY SPINACH

posted at 3/16/2013 9:57 AM EDT
Posts: 1856
First: 10/8/2010
Last: 2/12/2014
Vicki that is a really attractive plant.  I didn't get a Park Seed catalog this year.  I've received them in the past, but I guess because I didn't order anything they've quit sending to me.  I get lots of other catalogs from places I've never ordered though.

Re: STRAWBERRY SPINACH

posted at 3/24/2013 9:25 AM EDT
Posts: 3543
First: 1/16/2009
Last: 4/18/2014
Thanks for all the information.  Strawberry Spinach sounds very interesting.

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