Also known as mountain spinach, this green has been cultivated since Roman times. Harvest young leaves 3-7 cm long for fresh use. Larger leaves are often used steamed. A colorful and nutritious addition to salads. Leaves can continue to be harvested until the plant goes to seed. Can be grown into summer somewhat longer than true spinach. Germinated in 7-14 days. Maturity from 20 to 60 days.