Chinese Multicolor spinach is really a member of the amaranth family. Among western gardeners, amaranth is known for its grain-like seeds. But in Asia, this heat-tolerant green is eaten like spinach.
A heat and drought tolerant green in spectacular splashes of color: Leaf amaranth is popular in Asia, eaten raw, stir fried or steamed. This is by far the most tender and sweet amaranth for edible greens- making for vibrant and delicious salads. The young leaves make a perfect spinach substitute, intricately colored leaves are juicy and succulent. The go to green for mid summer when all others have bolted, harvested in just 30-40 days from sowing.