BASELLA RUBRA PDF

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Basella alba, Basella rubra – Malabar Spinach. Polska wersja. PLANT PROFILE. Malabar Spinach is a tropical climbing vine probably native to. Synonyms: Basella alba var. rubra, Basella rubra. Common Names: Red Ceylon Spinach, Red-stemmed Malabar Spinach, Red Indian Spinach, Red Vine. Basella rubra. Malabar Spinach, Red Vine Spinach. 5 (5 of 5 based on 2 reviews) . When this plant was first listed a long time ago in , we.

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Grow in rich, fertile, moisture-retentive soils in full sun.

Easily grown from seed. Start seed indoors weeks before last spring frost date. Seed may also be planted directly in the garden at the last spring frost date.

Use a slow-release fertilizer. When grown as a vegetable, train it on a sturdy trellis or other support. When grown for ornamental purposes, grow it on a fence or lamppost or other structure. Plants may also be allowed to simply trail along the ground.

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Herbs from Distant Lands: Basella alba, Basella rubra – Malabar Spinach

Plants are intolerant of basellla and do not perform well if summer temperatures consistently dip below 59 degrees F. Basella albacommonly called Malabar spinach, is native to the East Indies.

It is a vigorous, climbing, tropical vine that may be grown in St. Louis as 1 an annual leafy vegetable for cultivation of its edible spinach-like ribra and leaves or 2 as an ornamental foliage vine. This is a fast-growing tropical vine that, if trained on a support, will rise to 6′ tall in a single season.

Although in a different family than spinach, the leaves taste like spinach and, unlike spinach, the plants thrive in hot summer weather. Leaves and stems are a good source of Vitamins A and C, calcium and iron. Small purple-white flowers may appear at the end of the summer plants will not flower until daylight decreases to less than 12 hours per day. Genus name comes from the Latinized version of the vernacular name. Specific epithet means white. As a vegetable, pick leaves and stems as needed for use in soups, salads, stir-fry or as a pot herb for stews.

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Malabar Spinach, Basella rubra

As an ornamental, enjoy the glossy green leaves and red stems in ornamental plantings on posts, fences, hanging baskets or large containers. Fruit Gardening Vegetable Gardening. Basella rubra ‘Red Stem’. Back to Previous Page.

Basella alba – Wikipedia

Culture Grow in rich, fertile, moisture-retentive soils in full sun. Noteworthy Characteristics Basella albacommonly called Malabar spinach, is native to the East Indies. Problems Baxella serious insect or disease problems. Garden Uses As a vegetable, pick leaves and stems as needed for use in soups, salads, stir-fry or as a pot herb for stews.

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