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New Zealand Spinach (55 Days)

This perennial spinach substitute has been grown since before the Revolution. A staple of the door-yard gardens at Sturbridge Village. Seeds are large and slow to germinate, so be patient. Properly known as tetragone, the flavor is quite similar to real spinach. 

15 seeds

 

PLANTING

Tetragonia tetragonoides

Perennial: Zone 8-11

Germination: 14-21 days, scarfying or soaking seeds overnight aids germination

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/2" deep

Sowing Indoors: 3-4 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperature. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Transplant after last frost,12-24" apart.

Sowing Outdoors: Sow after last frost when soil temperature reaches 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 12" apart.

Harvest: Cut young leaves and tips, use like spinach. This will also encourage new growth.

Tips: Plant in average,well drained soil. Amend with compost or well-rotted manure. For the tenderest leaves, do not let the soil dry out. Spreading habit.

 

 

 

 

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    EH
    01/20/2018
    Edda H.
    United States

    Great Productivity

    Loved this easy to grow, super productive spinach. It is the best variety I've grown thus far and I've recommended it to all my gardening friends! It produced straight through the heat of summer summer right up until our first frost! It's "magical" in that it seems the more I picked the more it produced! Hoping it's a perennial in my state and that I see it again peeking through this spring!

    EH
    01/20/2018
    Edda H.
    United States

    Great Productivity

    Loved this easy to grow, super productive spinach. It is the best variety I've grown thus far and I've recommended it to all my gardening friends! It produced straight through the heat of summer summer right up until our first frost! It's "magical" in that it seems the more I picked the more it produced! Hoping it's a perennial in my state and that I see it again peeking through this spring!

    JT
    01/19/2018
    Joe Turner

    New Zealand spinach

    Love this "spinach". It is tasty, prolific, nearly insect proof and freezes well.