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MALABAR SPINACH (Basella alba) Green


The leaves from this heat-loving vine have a mild flavor and are used like spinach on sandwiches and  in salads and cooking. Extremely frost-sensitive. It creeps when temperatures are cool, but leaps when the mercury hits 90 F.

This plant WILL die upon freezing.

Ordering Options:
25+ Live Seeds | 100+ Live Seeds | 1 Live Plant (2″ rootball/pot) | One Live Plant (3.5″ pot) | Shipping Upgrade: CHOICE | Shipping Upgrade: HEAT PACKS (2)


Product Description

Shipping Upgrades:
-CHOICE: Bigger box + choice select + less trimming = superior specimens normally not provided under the flat rate system.
We can ship out all year round, but that doesn’t mean we can ship to you. If you live in a FROZEN state and don’t want to wait until the thaw we can add heat packs. The parcel will also be wrapped / sealed  / taped more thoroughly than usual. For best results add on this upgrade for as many true tropical plants you order, or know that each upgrade unit will provide up to 2 heat packs to the parcel. If you only add 2 heat packs to a bigger order we can’t be held responsible if things die. A lot of stuff in the inventory can deal with being cold actually, but other stuff simply cannot. If you see this message then the order will be held until you thaw, unless you add heat packs (72 hour). Unless you have it shipped to your workplace (recommended), they might be labelled advising the USPS hold the parcel indoors at the Office for you to pick up (they may or may not actually do it).

Malabar Spinach Research Data Links:
Bing ImagesBotanyCornellDave’s GardenDIY NetworkDr. WeilExtensionGoogle SearchLA Times –  Nutrition DataPubMed – USDA – TC PermacultureThe KitchnWikipediaWorld Crops

Basella alba Citations:
Effect of methanol extract of Basella alba L. (Basellaceae) on the fecundity and testosterone level in male rats exposed to flutamide in utero.
Medicinal plants of the Mien (Yao) in Northern Thailand and their potential value in the primary healthcare of postpartum women.
Effects of the Methanol Extract of Basella alba L (Basellaceae) on Steroid Production in Leydig Cells.
Structural identification and bioactivities of red-violet pigments present in Basella alba fruits.
Effects of extracts from Hibiscus macranthus and Basella alba mixture on testosterone production in vitro in adult rat testes slices.
Ethnomedicine of Dharwad district in Karnataka, India–plants used in oral health care.
Daily consumption of Indian spinach (Basella alba) or sweet potatoes has a positive effect on total-body vitamin A stores in Bangladeshi men.
Mineral content of culinary and medicinal plants cultivated by Hmong refugees living in Sacramento, California.
Evaluation of the cytotoxicity, mutagenicity and antimutagenicity of emerging edible plants.
Development-inhibiting activity of some tropical plants against Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).
Effects of aqueous extracts of Hibiscus macranthus and Basella alba in mature rat testis function.

Basella rubra Citations:
Mosquitocidal properties of Basella rubra and Cleome viscosa against Aedes aegypti (Linn.)
Study on the pharmacognosy identification and UV identification of Basella rubra].
Structures and anti-HSV-2 activities of neutral polysaccharides from an edible plant, Basella rubra L.
EPR and IR spectral investigations on some leafy vegetables of Indian origin.
Determination of major carotenoids in a few Indian leafy vegetables by high-performance liquid chromatography.
Antifungal peptides, a heat shock protein-like peptide, and a serine-threonine kinase-like protein from Ceylon spinach seeds.
Novel antifungal peptides from Ceylon spinach seeds.
Medicinal foodstuffs. XXIII. Structures of new oleanane-type triterpene oligoglycosides, basellasaponins A, B, C, and D, from the fresh aerial parts of Basella rubra L.
New ribosome-inactivating proteins with polynucleotide:adenosine glycosidase and antiviral activities from Basella rubra L. and bougainvillea spectabilis Willd.
The effectiveness of using biohumus for growing plants under autonomous conditions].

Malabar climbing spinach, Ceylon spinach, Indian spinach, East-Indian spinach, Surinam spinach, Chinese spinach, Vietnamese spinach, buffalo spinach, Malabar nightshade, broad bologi, Pui shak, ପୋଈ ସାଗ ,  Poi saaga, Valchi bhaji, Vauchi bhaji, Basale soppu,
బచ్చలి ,  Bachhali, Kodip pasaLi, கொடிப்பசளி, Basale, Mayalu, मायाळू, Poi ni bhaji, Bertalha, Alugbati, Alogbati, Mồng tơi, Vel Niviti, Sudu, つるむらさき, Tsurumurasaki, 木耳菜、落葵, 蚕菜, Saan Choy, Shan Tsoi, Luo Kai, Shu Chieh, Lo Kwai, Poi baagi, calaloo, ผักปั๋ง , pag pang.

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25+ Live Seeds, 100+ Live Seeds, 1 Live Plant (2″ rootball/pot), One Live Plant (3.5″ pot), Shipping Upgrade: CHOICE, Shipping Upgrade: HEAT PACKS (2)

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