Strawberry spinach is part of the Chenopodium genus. Its scientific name is Chenopodium capitatum. The botanical name epithet for Strawberry spinach (capitatum) means 'having a head'.
Primarily grown for it’s spinach-green, triangular leaves, which can be eaten raw or cooked. Both the leaves and berries can be used in salad.
Berrries are low acid/pleasantly sweet, but insipid compared to a real fruit. Has a beet like flavor.
Tolerates heat well and is often used as a summertime spinach-replacement.
Centuries old heirloom.It is an edible vegetable / fruit that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Strawberry spinach normally grows to a mature height of 36.0 cm (that's 1.17 feet imperial). This plant tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.
Strawberry spinach is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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Can be overwintered.Remember to water Strawberry spinach moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Strawberry spinach is thought of as hardy, so Strawberry spinach will tend to go dormant or grow slowly over the winter months.
Sow thinly as the seed is very small. can be directly sown or transplanted from seed trays.Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F to ensure good germination.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Strawberry spinach so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Strawberry spinach so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Strawberry spinach plants:
Beetberry, Strawberry blite, Strawberry sticks, Aardbeispinazie
Misspellings: srawberry spinach
30 Jun 2013
Those guyrs are growing quite slowly… They barely have 4-5 leaves each and 2-3cm tall. Come on guys!