Giant Tree Spinach
One of the most delicious and palatable forms of lambsquarters ever grown. Contains no traces of bitter saponins plus the leaves remain edible throughout summer without becoming dry and fibrous. Can be cooked like spinach or mixed with other greens. Surface sow seeds. Germination with take place within 7-10 days. Thin a bit to get robust plants with large leaves. The more vigorous the plant, the better the flavor with this plant but will grow in part shade in rocky soil and still be good. Begin harvest in 60 days. Annual. Selected from tall vigorous plants with large 4-5 inch leaves. Height to 8 ft. or more.
Plant SpecsGenus & Species:
Chenopodium giganteumSeed Source:
Can grow in disturbed sites with poor soil.Climate:
Zone 4-10Ease of Cultivation:
One of the best flavored Chenopodiums, easy to grow with good yields. Best to harvest newest leaves. More than a good spinach-green substitute this species is worth growing and eating and is not just another 'edible' weed. High in calcium.