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Chenopodium capitatum


Originating from Southern Europe with coarse toothed leaves.

This curious plant produces greens that are picked and cooked like spinach, but it also produces attractive, mildly-sweet red berries.

Harvesting seed

Once spinach seeds begin to ripen on a plant, a combination of mature and immature seeds will almost always be present. Plants should be harvested when at least two-thirds of the seeds are mature.

Strip from the stalks, dry indoors for a week, winnow then store in an airtight container.

Additional Info

Seed viability
6 years
Nominal value
2 pence/seed