Basella alba Also called Climbing or Vine Spinach, this is not a relative of traditional spinach but a native plant from China. Leaves have a remarkable similarity to spinach in texture and flavor, especially when cooked. Spinach-like leaves will be produced throughout the heat of summer on tall strong vines. This is the beautiful red-stemmed variety. Most/full sun, climbs to 10 feet. 50+ seeds/pack.