Nigerian Spinach/Lagos spinach/fotete celosia – 1 gram/$5 (approximately 100 seeds)

A delicacy in Nigeria and parts of West Africa. Nigerian spinach grows about 7′ to 8′ tall. Plants are long and spindly, can be planted a foot apart. The leaves can be eaten and cooked like spinach. Produces a beautiful fusia flower plume, when the pink flower turns white, the seeds inside the flower are ready to be collected. Can serve as an edible ornamental plant.