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Tree spinach - Magenta Spreen [Chenopodium giganteum]

Tree spinach - Magenta Spreen [Chenopodium giganteum]

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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

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  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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