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Tree Spinach

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Chenopodium Giganteum (magenta spreen)

Story: This wild spinach-like plant grows huge! Up to 3 meters in height when allowed to flower. It provides plenty of fresh greens for salads and cooked green dishes from late spring to autumn. This variety has beautiful pink/magenta top leaves. The seeds are also edible.

Sow: March – June

Requirements: full sun, moist soil. 

Harvesting: Late spring to autumn. Both the leaves and flower buds before blossoming can be eaten.


Please remember, if you’re an individual grower you can order up to 3 packets of seeds. If you order more than this, you will receive just three packs to begin with. This is to ensure we get plenty of data in return and to keep our stocks sustainable for years to come.* 

*Community groups and Experienced Growers can order larger quantities, please email us if this is the case.

If an item is out of stock we will send a close alternative.