New Zealand Spinach Seeds - (Tetragonia expansa)

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SKU:
V1373
Seed Count:
Approx 100 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
50-70 days
Type:
Warm season
Days to Germination:
7-10 days @ 80F
Plant Spacing:
12-20"
Light Preference:
Full sun
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • New Zealand Spinach Leaves - (Tetragonia expansa)
  • New Zealand Spinach Leaves - (Tetragonia expansa)
  • New Zealand Spinach Leaves - (Tetragonia expansa)
  • New Zealand Spinach Seeds - (Tetragonia expansa)
$3.15

Description

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.

History

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.

Uses

 Pick the 4" tips of branches all summer and fall.

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