Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
55-60 (Spring/Summer), 60-65 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Strawberry spinach is usually grown as an annual, but it can perennialize in areas with milder climates.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring, Fall Transplant, Fall
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cool, Warm, Hot
-
Outdoor Growing Temp
50°F - 80°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
50°F

Strawberry Spinach will be very slow to germinate in soil below 50˚ F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool)

In cool weather the plants will need full sun for most rapid growth.

Water
High

These fast-growing plants must have all of the water they need for rapid growth. It is important that the soil is kept moist at all times.

Feeder
Light

These greens grow quickly and for best growth and flavor they should have all of the nutrients readily available, which means the soil needs to be fairly fertile. Their main requirement is for nitrogen, but they also need moderate amounts of potassium and phosphorus.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Grow in a container at least 12" deep.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
red
Fruit Size
0.5-1.0"
Plant Height
18.0-24.0"
Plant Diameter
12.0-18.0"
Hardiness Zone
5-11
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Leaves have a nutty-like flavor. Sweet berries are bland in flavor.