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Strawberry spinach  

Chenopodium capitatum

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.

When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Cerise red. 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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How to grow Strawberry spinach

  • Medium

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.

See our list of companion Plants for Strawberry spinach to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Strawberry spinach from seed

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.

Transplanting Strawberry spinach

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Strawberry spinach is a hardy plant.

Common Strawberry spinach problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Strawberry spinach plants:

Other names for Strawberry spinach

Beetberry, Strawberry blite, Strawberry sticks, Aardbeispinazie

Blitum capitatum

Misspellings: srawberry spinach

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