Spinach 'New Zealand' Seeds

Heat-resistant, best for summer use.

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$2.50

Details

Captain Cook first brought this New Zealand native to Europe in the 1770s after he discovered it to be a valuable source of vitamin C. Used like spinach in cooking and salads, this frost-tender plant stays productive throughout summer, while regular spinach is bolting. Also makes an attractive foliage plant for borders and beds. New Zealand spinach is heat-resistant, and is best for summer use. Yields long harvests as a perennial in mild climates.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Tetragonia tetragonoides
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 21 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/2 in.
When to Sow Indoors 1-2 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past, Early Spring
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Danger Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color Pale Yellow
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest 50-60
Propagation Methods From herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From softwood cuttings
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 25