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Strawberry Spinach Seeds (Chenopodium capitatum) - Legba Botanique

Discover Originality with Strawberry Spinach: A Union between Taste and Beauty

At Legba, our passion is to introduce you to unique plants that transcend the boundaries between the plant world and human experiences. Strawberry Spinach, or Chenopodium capitatum, is one of these botanical wonders, offering both an extraordinary taste and aesthetic experience.

History and Singularity

Strawberry Spinach is a botanical curiosity, mixing the flavors of spinach and the sweet notes of strawberry in its small red berries. Used both for its leaves and its fruits, this plant is a heritage of traditional gardens, where utility and aesthetics come together.

Cultivation: Practical Guide

Growing Strawberry Spinach is an invitation to explore the mysteries of nature. This plant prefers rich, well-drained soils, and a sunny to partial shade exposure. It is ideal for gardeners looking for a dual-use plant: green leaves for your salads and decorative berries to enjoy.

Benefits and Uses

Strawberry Spinach leaves can be eaten raw or cooked, bringing a wealth of vitamins and minerals to your diet. Berries, although less sweet than real strawberries, offer an original touch to your desserts and dish decorations.

Why Choose Legba Botanique?

By opting for Legba Strawberry Spinach seeds, you are choosing more than a plant; you embrace a story, an originality and an experience. Join our community of enthusiasts and let yourself be guided into a world where each plant has its place and its history.

Cultivate the Invisible, Savor the Visible

With Legba, immerse yourself in the fascinating world of botany and discover plants that enrich your garden and your table. Strawberry Spinach is a symbol of our mission: to reveal the beauty hidden in the diversity of the plant world and to create bridges between plants and people.

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Quality Packaging: We take care to package your CHENOPODIUM CAPITATUM seeds in airtight doypack bags , thus guaranteeing their freshness and viability until sowing. These specially designed packages protect the seeds from moisture and light, preserving their optimal quality.

Authentic Origin: To offer you the best seeds, we select those which mainly come from our mother plants . This approach allows us to guarantee the purity and genetic quality of each seed you receive.

Quantity Options: Whether you are a beginner amateur or an experienced gardener, we offer our seeds in sachets adapted to your needs: choose between quantities of 500 seeds to start your cultivation of CHENOPODIUM CAPITATUM;

If you want a larger quantity, please contact us to adapt the quote.

Flexible Delivery Methods:

  • Tracked Letter: For orders containing only seeds, we ship by tracked letter , allowing you to easily track your order until receipt.
  • Expanded Options: If your order includes other items or if you prefer a different shipping method, we also offer the possibility of shipping via Colissimo or Point Relais , for increased flexibility and convenience.

Our goal is to provide you not only with the best quality seeds, but also with a smooth and reassuring shipping experience. If you have any questions about shipping or need help choosing which option is best for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Seeds are available all year round.

Detailed Description and Benefits

Native Use : Alaska Native people used Strawberry Spinach as a food source rich in vitamins A and C. The vibrant red fruits were also used as a dye for skin and clothing.

Varieties : There are two recognized varieties of Chenopodium capitatum: var. parvicapitatum, with smaller flower clusters and non-fleshy, occasionally red fruits, and var. capitatum, which is more widespread and has fleshy, red fruits.

Flavor: The taste of Strawberry Spinach, or Chenopodium capitatum, is often
described as being slightly sweet, but blander compared to that of
real strawberries. The leaves can be eaten like spinach,
offering a pleasant green flavor, while small fruits
reds bring a sweet note and visual appeal to salads
and other dishes. Although the fruits are edible and add a
touch of color and a slight sweetness to the dishes, they should not
be expected to rival the rich, juicy flavor of strawberries
traditional. For more details on their taste and use
culinary, I recommend that you consult specialized resources
in botany or plant-based cuisine.

How to cultivate it? Growing guide

Sowing : Strawberry Spinach seeds should be sown in early spring , just after the last frost, or in fall in regions with a milder climate. It is recommended to sow directly in place because the plant does not tolerate transplanting well. The seeds should be lightly covered with soil, as they require some exposure to light to germinate.

Growth : Strawberry Spinach prefers rich, well-drained soil and grows well in an environment where it receives full sun to partial shade . Regular watering is necessary, but not excessively to avoid the risk of disease.

Germination time : Germination of Strawberry Spinach seeds can occur relatively quickly, often within 7 to 14 days after sowing, provided the soil temperature is adequate.

Flowering period : Strawberry Spinach generally begins to flower in summer , offering small flowers which will later give the plant's characteristic fruits.

Country plant : This plant is ideal for country gardens or family vegetable gardens, bringing a touch of originality both with its leaves and its edible fruits.

Exposure and temperature : For optimal development, Strawberry Spinach requires sunny to partial shade and moderate temperatures. It is not heat demanding and can tolerate cooler temperatures, especially at night.

Hardiness : Strawberry Spinach has good hardiness and can withstand temperatures down to -5°C, which makes it suitable for many regions. However, it remains an annual plant that will complete its life cycle in one season.

Did you know? (Discover exciting stories!)

Chenopodium capitatum, known as Strawberry Spinach or Blite Goosefoot, has unique characteristics and interesting facts that set it apart from other plants:

  1. Native Use : Alaska Native people used Strawberry Spinach as a food source rich in vitamins A and C. The vibrant red fruits were also used as a dye for skin and clothing.
  2. Varieties : There are two recognized varieties of Chenopodium capitatum: var. parvicapitatum, with smaller flower clusters and non-fleshy, occasionally red fruits, and var. capitatum, which is more widespread and has fleshy, red fruits.

The taste of Strawberry Spinach, or Chenopodium capitatum, is often
described as being slightly sweet, but blander compared to that of
real strawberries. The leaves can be eaten like spinach,
offering a pleasant green flavor, while small fruits
reds bring a sweet note and visual appeal to salads
and other dishes. Although the fruits are edible and add a
touch of color and a slight sweetness to the dishes, they should not
be expected to rival the rich, juicy flavor of strawberries
traditional. For more details on their taste and use
culinary, I recommend that you consult specialized resources
in botany or plant-based cuisine.

FAQs

What is Chenopodium capitatum?
Chenopodium capitatum, also known as Strawberry Spinach, is an edible annual plant that produces small red strawberry-like fruits and usable green leaves similar to spinach.

How to plant Chenopodium capitatum seeds?
To plant Chenopodium capitatum seeds, choose a sunny to partial shade location with well-drained soil. Sow the seeds in spring, after the last frost, covering them lightly with soil.

When to harvest Chenopodium capitatum fruits?
Chenopodium capitatum fruits can be harvested as soon as they turn bright red, usually in late summer or early fall. Be sure to pick them before they fall to the ground to avoid seed loss.

Are the leaves and fruits of Chenopodium capitatum edible?
Yes, the leaves and fruits of Chenopodium capitatum are edible. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked like spinach, and the fruits add a colorful, slightly sweet touch to salads and other dishes.

What are the nutritional benefits of Chenopodium capitatum?
The leaves of Chenopodium capitatum are rich in vitamins A and C, while the fruits offer a source of minerals and antioxidants. It is a nutritious plant that can enrich a balanced diet.

How to store Chenopodium capitatum seeds?
To save Chenopodium capitatum seeds, dry them completely after harvesting and store them in a cool, dry place, in an airtight container, until the next sowing.

Does Strawberry Spinach require special care?
Chenopodium capitatum is a relatively easy to grow plant that requires little maintenance. Be sure to provide regular watering during dry periods and control weeds around the plants.

Can we grow Chenopodium capitatum in a pot?
Yes, it is possible to grow Chenopodium capitatum in a pot, provided you choose a container large enough to accommodate the growth of the plant and ensure good drainage.

Further information

Additional Information on our Chenopodium Capitatum Seeds

At Legba, our passion for quality atypical seeds is at the heart of our eco-responsible agricultural approach. We are dedicated to a culture that deeply respects the environment, prioritizing harmony with nature in all our practices. Our commitment to sustainable agriculture is reflected in the exclusion of all chemicals, including those certified organic, in order to ensure the purity and safety of our products.

Eco-responsible Cultivation Method : We adopt an approach that promotes the natural balance between beneficials and pests in our gardens. This system helps create a healthy ecosystem where natural predators effectively control pest populations, reducing the need for human intervention and preserving the biological integrity of our plants.

Use of Rainwater : Our crops are irrigated exclusively using harvested rainwater, minimizing our water footprint and providing our plants with a fresh, natural source of water. This practice reflects our commitment to the conservation of natural resources and respect for the life cycle of plants.

Commitment to Quality and Sustainability : By opting for our Chenopodium Capitatum seeds, you contribute to responsible agriculture and ensure you receive a product of excellence. We ensure that every seed packet, no matter its size, meets our high standards of quality and purity.

Why Choose Our Seeds? : Our ecological approach is complemented by in-depth expertise and ongoing support for our customers. Whether you are a novice or an expert in gardening, our growing tips will guide you towards the success of your Chenopodium Capitatum plantings, allowing you to fully appreciate the unique characteristics of this plant.

We are confident that the quality of our seeds and our devotion to eco-friendly farming will contribute to a rewarding and sustainable gardening experience for you.

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