Also known as
Giant Lambsquarters, Magenta Spreen, Goosefoot
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1 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Tree Spinach Overview
Chenopodium giganteum is a quick growing annual that grows into a tall bushy plant. Its young leaves are stunningly flushed red to fuchsia pink before maturing to a deeper green.
Common problems with Tree Spinach
Generally pest and disease free
How to harvest Tree Spinach
Pick young leaves as and when required. Seed will only be worth collecting if growing in warm conditions.
How to propagate Tree Spinach
In Spring, sow directly where you would like to grow.
Special features of Tree Spinach
In late summer, small insignificant spikes of green (occasionally red) flowers are produced.
Other uses of Tree Spinach
Young leaves can be picked and added to salads.
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Edible to Sow Under Cover in May
Successional sow small batches on a sunny windowsill or in a heated propagator, ready to plant out later in the month.