How to grow Strawberry Spinach

Strawberry Spinach grow and care – herbaceous‎ of the genus Blitum, also known as Blitum capitatum, Strawberry Spinach annual plant also used as ornamental plant, grow in temperate, cold mediterranean or cold subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10

Leaves edible the leaves shape hastate to linear the edges from entire-serrate, color is light green.

Flower color green and small 1-2 mm, the flowers grow on stem.

Strawberry Spinach fruits

Fruit edible assembled from small cells that put together a round shape (circle / oval). The color is purple, red, orange, and a little bit red, the taste can be mild

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How to grow Strawberry Spinach growing and care:

Cold climate

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Leaves contain Oxalate, can be invasive

Planting season:
Autumn – frost free area / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Old and dead leaves

Size of the plant:
15-50 cm, 6-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower:
Flower color green and small 1-2 mm, the flowers grow on stem

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Spring – summer

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Strawberry Spinach fruits?
Eat raw, jams, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-6 years

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Autumn-summer – frost free area / Spring-summer – temperate climate

How to harvest the leaves?
In the base of the leaf

Information about leaves:
Leaves shape hastate to linear the edges from entire-serrate, color is light green.

Uses of Strawberry Spinach leaves:
Eat raw, salad, stir fry

Scientific name:

Blitum capitatum

How to grow Strawberry Spinach

Strawberry Spinach fruits and leaves edible

Growing Strawberry Spinach


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Salad
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental fruit
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9