A Vigorous climbing vine which grows through summer into autumn, no relation to spinach. The thick dark green, savoyed glossy succulent leaves resemble spinach and have a mild Swiss chard taste, and lovely deep red stems. Use leaves and young stems in salads or stir-fries. Grows to 2m plus with adequate support up to 10m will also trail. Grown also as an ornamental. Basella rubra. 85 days.