Giant Malabar Spinach


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Giant Malabar Spinach is an edible perennial and fast-growing vine with glossy, edible leaves found in tropical Asia and Africa where it is widely used as a leaf vegetable. This warm-season crop favors high heat and successful growth is dependent on high temperatures and moist, fertile soil that is high in organic matter. An excellent source of Niacin and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium.

Also Known As: Ceylon Spinach, Vine Spinach, Pui Saag

Species Spinach, Giant Round Leaf Malabar
Plant Size 6-10 feet vine

Days to Germinate

10-21 days

Days to Harvest


Germination Rate


Test Date



Country of Origin

United States


Full Sun, Partial Shade

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Planting Instructions:

This warm season vegetable is very frost sensitive and should not be planted outdoors until a few weeks after all danger of frost has passed. Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Plant 1/4 inch in soil after all danger of frost has passed in Spring in at least 70F temperature soil. Water well and maintain moisture. Set up a trellis or fence to train climbing vines.

Within-Row Spacing 6 inches
Between-Row Spacing 1-2 feet

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 19
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 24 mg 1%
Potassium 510 mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 3.4 g 1%
Protein 1.8 g 3%
Vitamin A 160% Vitamin C 170%
Calcium 10% Iron 6%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 10%
Cobalamin 0% Magnesium 16%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.