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New Zealand Spinach

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)


  • Not really a spinach
  • Provides copious amounts of greens
  • Perennial in mild winters
  • open-pollinated seeds
  • Matures in 60 days
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Tetragonia tetragonioides. Familiar to many gardeners, this is not really a spinach. It provides copious amount of leaves for salads and cooked greens in mid-summer. Once it is established it is vigorous and trouble-free. New Zealand spinach seeds need lots of heat to germinate so start inside or wait until May or June to seed outside. Soak the small, hard seed overnight before planting. The flavour is better if the plants have some shade from the sun. Pick the leaves and young shoots of this trailing plant regularly to lengthen the harvest. New Zealand Spinach is perennial in mild winters.

Matures in 60 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

1 review for New Zealand Spinach

  1. 5 out of 5


    I have grown this spinach for 3 years. Unlike many spinaches it never bolts or turns bitter. Last year I did a final harvest before the first frost of my one 20 foot row and had a huge mound on top of my picnic table which I processed and froze. Because I compost the stems I find that it seems to self seed in my garden in the late spring, I simple wrangle random seedlings into a row rather than plant a row by seed now.

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