Hablitzia (Caucasian Mountain Spinach)
50 seeds minimum
Germination tested 11/2017: 97%
Origin: Caucasus Mountains
Hablitzia, or Caucasian Mountain Spinach, is a perennial, vining vegetable, hardy to zone 3, grown for its leaves and early shoots. It prefers full sun, but can also do well in partial shade, as its native habitat is in the understory of temperate forests.
It can grow six to nine feet tall and will appreciate a trellis or bush/tree to climb up.
The best way to germinate seeds (from our experience) is to plant them just below the surface of moist seed starting mix in a small, covered dish and place in the refrigerator. The seeds will sprout within about a month, at which point they should be removed from the fridge and brought outside. If they don't sprout after a month, take them outside anyway, and they will probably sprout soon after.
We got these Maine-grown seeds from our friends at Fedco, and are very happy to be offering them to you.