Chaya – Tree Spinach

Cnidoscolus aconitifolius

Grows to 15-20 feet tall, but can be maintained at 6 feet with periodic prunning. Large, fast-growing, and easy to grow perennia shrub. Chaya is a good source of protein, vitamins, calcium, and iron; and is also a rich source of antioxidants. In fact, levels of chaya leaf nutrients are two- to threefold greater than any other land-based leafy green vegetable. However, cooking is essential prior to consumption to inactivate the toxic components in raw chaya leaves (contain a glucoside that can release toxic cyanide.)

Available in 1 gallon pot.

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Cnidoscolus aconitifolius

1 gal
$10

To 15-20 feet tall, but can be maintained at 6 feet with periodic prunning. Large, fast-growing, and easy to grow perennia shrub. Chaya is a good source of protein, vitamins, calcium, and iron; and is also a rich source of antioxidants. In fact, levels of chaya leaf nutrients are two- to threefold greater than any other land-based leafy green vegetable. However, cooking is essential prior to consumption to inactivate the toxic components in raw chaya leaves (contain a glucoside that can release toxic cyanide.)

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Size

1 gal

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