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    Default Anyone grown or eaten Hablitzia Tamnoides Caucasian Spinach?

    As usual I would just like a grapes opinion as to wether or not the hype is a load of cobblers.

    Thanks as always

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    https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...des_59625.html

    Not much help there ^^^

    Haven't tried it but the name keep cropping up and I feel I should!

    Seeds for sale at https://www.incrediblevegetables.co....asian-spinach/
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...des_59625.html

    Not much help there ^^^

    Haven't tried it but the name keep cropping up and I feel I should!

    Seeds for sale at https://www.incrediblevegetables.co....asian-spinach/
    He He. Incredible vegetables is the site I was going through. What ever you do don't look at their 'what they are growing' page (there are more perennial kales)
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    Kale and Spinach are two veggies I can't abide, grew them, tried them, not going to again(along with Celtuce............….yeeeeeeuck
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    NG, have you seen https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caucasian...frcectupt=true

    Shall I order some and send you some?

    EDIT - Ordered
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    I have one surviving Hablitzia plant in the corner of a raised bed. It didn't do very much for the first couple of years, but now it takes off quickly and climbs to 8 or 9 feet over my garden shed. But I have to admit, I've pretty much forgotten to eat it. I've nibbled a few leaves raw - it tastes like leaves. Maybe it's better cooked, but I've yet to find out.

    New Zealand spinach, Tetragonia, on the other hand, I think is excellent.
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    Thanks Trouvere
    Its always nice to meet another grower of the weird and wonderful. I've just found some rather old Tetragonia seeds to try growing again - didn't come to anything last year.
    Incidentally, when I ordered the Hablitzia seeds some Chinese Artichokes and Allium Hookerii also fell into my basket.
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    I have found Tetragonia seeds a little difficult to start off, but once the plants get going they're unstoppable. We cut almost 9 kg of the stuff this year. Even though I didn't notice ripe seed pods in 2017 we still had volunteer plants springing up in odd places - I think seeds must be viable when the pod still looks quite immature - and that rodents like to stockpile them.

    I used to grow lots of the weird and wonderfuls at one time or other, but these days I only really make an effort with oca, skirret, and NZ spinach, all of which I think are as good as any vegetable we grow. I still have a few Chinese artichokes growing in a brick enclosure to prevent spread. I would have persisted with ulluco if it were not for Defra's firmly-worded discouragement.
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