Okinawan Spinach (Gynura crepioides)
Okinawa Spinach is a perennial herb that's grown and harvested like a vegetable and is a member of our Heat Loving Tropical Greens Bundle! Bi-color bright purple and green leaves and young shoots can be harvested year round. Leaves have a crisp succulent, spinach like texture. They can be eaten fresh, stir-fried, blanched, steamed or as a tea and are very popular in Asian cuisine.
Okinawan Spinach is a very easy fast-growing perennial veggie to grow and will thrive in nearly any condition. Okinawa Spinach native to China, Thailand, and Myanmar and is a member of the daisy family of plants. It's closely related to another of our favorite heat-loving perennial greens, Longevity Spinach. Start growing your own Okinawa Spinach and you'll be enjoying delicious bountiful harvests in no time!