New Zealand Spinach Seeds - (Tetragonia expansa)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 100 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 50-70 days
- Warm season
- Days to Germination:
- 7-10 days @ 80F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
New Zealand Spinach
This warm season green is good for summer salads, as it thrives in hot weather, won't bolt or get bitter. Not a true spinach but similar in flavor and use.
A tender annual, it grows 1-2' tall and spreads 1-3' wide. Leaves are triangular and succulent. Will reseed if allowed, makes a great edible border. Very robust, tolerates disease, drought, insects, salt and poor soil.
It is also known as tetragonia, ice plant, everbearing spinach, everlasting spinach and perpetual spinach.
A New Zealand native that was first brought to Europe by Captain Cook in the 1770s after he discovered it to be a valuable source of vitamin C.
Pick the 4" tips of branches all summer and fall.