Spinach 'New Zealand' Seeds

Heat-resistant, best for summer use.

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$2.50

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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!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

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