GENUS: Atriplex SPECIES: hortensis
Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Christchurch
Number of Seeds: 100
Description: A real stunner in the garden and like the green version is an ancient vegetable that is highly nutritious. This one has magenta leaves. Pinch out growing tips continually and eat as spinach, raw or cooked. Small leaves best raw. Self seeds easily.
Planting Instructions: Spring and Autumn, direct sow without covering seed. Alternatively plant into trays at 2.5 cm diagonal spacing without covering seed. Prick out when the first two leaves appear. Transplant when 6 cm high at 30 cm diagonal spacing.