Overview of Strawberry Sticks
It is an annual in the amaranth family with distinctive, fleshy, red, aggregate fruits growing between its deeply serrated triangular leaves. The fruit and leaves can be eaten; the leaves taste similar to spinach, and the fruits are colourful with a mild, sweet taste. Leafy greens can be eaten fresh in a salad or cooked as a potherb or braising green. The oxalic acid content in food can be reduced by boiling or steaming in freshwater for those sensitive to it.
More to love in Strawberry Sticks :
- Strawberry sticks are a highly attractive dual-purpose plant
- Very ideal for both herb gardens and flower gardens
- The plant grows to about 40cm in height with a base branching habit
- You can cook the light green leaves of the plant-like spinach
Benefits of Strawberry Sticks
It is a beautiful plant with a branching habit that produces light green leaves similar to spinach, which can be cooked. The stems are also covered with pink strawberry-like fruit that can be eaten fresh. You can eat this vegetable raw or cooked in soups; it's crisp, sweet, and delicious, but it has a taste that's reminiscent of red beet, slightly bitter. Like spinach and many other foods, they contain some oxalic acid. Calcium and magnesium crystals that form when too much calcium or magnesium is consumed can harm the kidneys and health of animals and people.
How to sow and care for Strawberry Sticks Seeds
Strawberry Stick seeds can be sown in a cold greenhouse or sheltered area as early as early spring. Be sure to keep the soil moist and to use good seed compost. Germinating seeds usually take about 14 days to germinate. After all risk of frosts has passed, transplant plants when they are large enough to handle, 20 to 40cm apart. Transplant seedlings into individual pots once the plants are established and have grown two true leaves since they do not respond well to transplantation when they are established.
Strawberry Sticks grow effortlessly. Transfer the plants to their permanent positions after the last frost is expected to pass. Despite its rapid growth, this plant can tolerate a lot of neglect. Regularly hone and water the plants. You will get a better result if you water regularly. Be careful not to overwater them and make sure the soil does not become soggy. When plants are 45 to 60 days old, you can harvest only a few leaves at a time until they are fully established. The refrigerator does not store them well, so pick them up immediately.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Product: Strawberry Sticks Seeds
- Sowing Time: February to April
- Height: 40cmcm
- Mature: 1 to 6 weeks
- Bloom Time: three months
- USDA zones: 2 - 8
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots
- Order: Caryophyllales
- Family: Amaranthaceae
- Genus: Blitum
- Species: B. capitatum
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