Magenta Spreen (Chenopodium giganteum)


Large annual leafy green, originally native to the mountains of India, that grows over 8 feet tall. The young leaves and stems have a dusting of brilliant magenta colouring. Leaves have a chard or spinach taste with a hint of asparagus when cooked. A close relative of Quinoa, Magentas seeds are edible. Also known as Tree Spinach, Purple Goosefoot, Giant Lambs-quarters.