what is this

dorothypalmerJuly 12, 2014

When I bought this at a local farmers market it was small and I was told it was spinach. It doesn't look like it now. It has one stalk (vine ?) almost 2' long with alternating leaves and the vine is a deep purple. Any ideas what it is?

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sweet_betsy No AL Z7

Hyacinth bean vine perhaps?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 9:18AM
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donna_in_sask

Malabar Spinach

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 10:40AM
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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Malabar spinach

Here is a link that might be useful: Basella alba 'Rubra'

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 10:40AM
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dorothypalmer

Thanks everyone! I just tasted a leaf... interesting. Very flavorful. So I guess it wasn't really a spinach but had "spinach" in it's name.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 3:28PM
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