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what is this

Posted by dorothypalmer Texas (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 12, 14 at 9:17

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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RE: what is this

Hyacinth bean vine perhaps?

RE: what is this

Malabar spinach

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

RE: what is this

Malabar Spinach

RE: what is this

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.

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