Longevity Spinach Cuttings
(Gynura procumbens) Related to Okinawan Spinach, but lower-growing and more spreading. Reputed to have anti-viral and anti-cancer properties, and to be beneficial in the treatment of diabetes and numerous other conditions. Cultivated throughout southern and eastern Asia.
Can be used raw, juiced or cooked. Also frequently made into a tea. Grows in frost-free, warm conditions.
It is good to cut back flowering branches to promote new shoot growth, because the shoots and leaves are what are harvested. Longevity Spinach is very adaptable to container gardening. The younger leaves will have a much better flavor than the older leaves. The leaves and young shoot tips can be steamed, used in stir fry, tempura, stews, and soups. Just add them at the very end.
We offer 3 cuttings per order.
HEIGHT: 1 Foot EXPOSURE: · Full Sun · Partial Sun ZONE: 8-11
Plants will ship as available after the first of April to the end of June. We will ship orders to southern zones first. No guaranteed delivery dates. No orders shipped outside of the USA.
(PRE-ORDER CUTTINGS WILL SHIP AFTER APRIL 1, 2018)