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Tree spinach - Magenta Spreen [Chenopodium giganteum]

Tree spinach - Magenta Spreen [Chenopodium giganteum]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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The tree spinach is an old annual wild vegetable plant and originally comes from the Himalayas, India and Nepal. In India, the plant has been cultivated as a leafy vegetable since ancient times. In Europe, this plant species is still partly unknown as food and is often viewed as a "weed". Today the species can be found in all warm temperate areas, in Europe almost exclusively in the Mediterranean region. The species is fast-growing, robust and forms an upright stem axis, under optimal conditions the plant can become very large. The taste is mild and slightly spinach-like. The young green triangular and slightly toothed leaves at the edge, with neon red accents, can be used raw or cooked like spinach.

General information
Plant family: Amaranthaceae
Life Cycle: Annual
Days to harvest: 80 days
Plant height approx.: 300 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Medium Eaters
Water Requirements: Means
Winter hardiness: Up to-15 °C
Location: Sunny
Floor: Permeable, moist, loamy, humus

PH: 6.5 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Light germ
Seed Depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 18-22 °C
Germination time: 2-10 days
Planting, row spacing: 15x25 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Good Heinrich
Unfavorable mixed culture: -

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly into the open air from January.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
From April onwards, sow directly into the frost-free field.

For a long harvest period, harvest only 1/3 of the leaves. For tree spinach, we recommend streuseseed or no-till sown in rows.
The variety prefers a sunny location with a moist, loamy, humus-rich and nutrient-containing soil.

Additional tips
As a young plant sensitive to frost. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds.

Care Plants
M It animal manure prepared beds and planting in mixed culture is sufficient.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Chenopodium giganteum
English Names: Magenta Spreen, Tree spinach
German names: Baumspinat, Magentaspreen, Riesengänsefuß
Portuguese names: Espina fre Árvore
Spanish Names: Espina cas de arbol
French names: Épinards arbustifs, Épinards arboricoles

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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