(Chenopodium giganteum) Annual in the Goosefoot Family, native to India. Mostly green foliage is magenta at the leaf base and stem. What we call a “Summer Spinach” because the greens can be used in the place of Spinach in any recipe and it thrives in hot weather when Spinach bolts. No irrigation needed. Self-sows enthusiastically.
Planting suggestions: Tolerates poor soil, but responds well to richer ground. Self-sows enthusiastically. Direct sow in the garden just after the Final Frost. Thin to 8”-12” apart. Greens are more tender before flowering. Like Spinach, leaves contain oxalic acid, so should be eaten raw sparingly. Cooking breaks down oxalic acid.
Contains 100 seeds.