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.
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