The number of chromosomes is n=54. Join our friendly community that shares tips and ideas for gardens, along with seeds and plants. Seeds per gram: 600 seeds. The plant is harvested from the wild, and also sometimes cultivated for its edible leaves and seeds, which are used locally. Position- Full Sun, Partial Shade Chenopodium giganteum (Magenta Spreen, Purple Goosefoot, Giant Lambsquarters) is a very large annual leafy vegetable that grows over 8 feet tall. From shop Boxturtleseeds. Family: Chenopodiaceae Genus: Chenopodium. In 2010 there was a Garden Organic Members’ Experiment to grow Tree Spinach, Chenopodium giganteum ‘Magenta Spreen’ and I volunteered to take part and grow this striking edible plant and report back on how easy it is to grow and what it tastes like.. I raised my first plants in modules in an unheated greenhouse and planted them out at the allotment in late spring. CHENOPODIUM GIGANTEUM PURPUREUM SEEDS (GIANT PURPLE TREE SPINACH) This very rapid growing architectural curiosity is often grown as an attractive 'spot plant', although it is more usually grown as a fresh vegetable. The new young growth is a stunning magenta colour. Help other The Seed Collection Pty Ltd users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased. It is potentially a very productive crop[142]. Colour: Red/Maroon. Chenopodium is a genus of numerous species of perennial or annual herbaceous flowering plants known as the goosefoots, which occur almost anywhere in the world. Yes. Web Only? The rhombic to ovate formed lamina can have a surface of up to 20 x 16 cm. The inflorescence consists of terminal panicles with hermaphrodite flowers, which are wind pollinated. Use the young, mineral-rich, magenta tipped leaves raw in salad mixes. Lightly cover with fine river sand or compost to their own depth. From shop ONeillSeeds. Favorite Add to 250 Epazote Seeds - Chenopodium Ambrosoides - Dysphania ambrosioides ONeillSeeds. Your email address will not be published. Average Seed Count: 900 seeds: Common Name: Baby Leaf, Micro Leaf : Other Common Names: Purple Goosefoot, Giant Lambsquarters: Family: Amaranthaceae: Genus: Chenopodium: Species: giganteum: Synonym: Chenopodium amaranticolor: Hardiness: Hardy Annual: Height: 120cm (4ft) Spread: 30cm (12in) Position: Full sun to partial shade. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind. January 26, 2014 Magenta Spreen – Chenopodium giganteum This is a beautiful plant to grow with it’s soft green goosefoot shaped leaves that have a splash of magenta-pink on the newest leaves of each stem. Often grown as an ornamental. Soil Type: Clay, Sand, Loam. Chenopodium giganteum is a ANNUAL growing to 2.4 m (7ft 10in). Lightly cover with fine river sand or compost to their own depth. Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden. A very structural and architectural plant that is edible. Our Giant Goosefoot organic seeds are CERTIFIED ORGANIC! It is also known as Tree Spinach (not to be confused with Chaya), though native to mountainous regions of India, it is easily cultivated in the UK and other areas, and may be sold under the name Tree Spinach. Germination: 21-30 days @ 15-20°C. Nichols Garden Nursery: Albany : Oregon : Nichols Garden Nursery. Learn how your comment data is processed. It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. Soil Acidity: Alkaline, Neutral. Tiny green/yellow flowers. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. The leaves are very hairy with magenta color when young and older ones turn to dark green. © Seedscape Seeds 2018, All rights reserved, Be the first to review “Chenopodium giganteum GIANT TREE SPINACH”. An easily grown plant, succeeding in most soils but disliking shade[1, 200]. The billowing clouds of apocalyptic smoke from the fires ravaging the suburban fringes of our disaster prone megalopolis are the only thing that keeps us inside today, giving us time to contemplate one of the seed packets that has crossed our desk, Chenopodium giganteum … Moisture: Well-drained No. When: Spring and summer. Family- Chenopodiaceae For information on growing from herb seeds please see Jekkapedia, Jekka's video on how to sow seeds, Jekka's blog or our FAQs page. Mid-green, arrow-shaped leaves with serrated edges. in diam., bluntly keeled; testa (seen under microscope) marked with numerous irregular spaced radial furrows and with minor irregularities on surface between furrows, but giving a … Your email address will not be published. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Culinary; the young leaves are rich in iron calcium and vitamins B1 and C, add to salads. 20 by 16 cm leaves and 5 stamens to their own depth wild growing... 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