Basellaceae Basella rubra L.
Source: Magness et al. 1971
|This is a plant sparingly grown in the U.S. as a pot herb, but more
important in the tropics. As a vegetable in the North it may be started under
glass, set in the field after the soil warms, and provides a pot herb to follow
spinach. Leaves are succulent and of various shapes. Culture and leaf exposure
are comparable to those of spinach, but growth is slower. The poisonous
"Nightshades" are in the family Solanaceae.Season, seeding to harvest: 60 to 80 days.
Production in the U.S.: No data. Insignificant.
Use: As pot herb.
Part of plant consumed: Leaves.