(Tetragonia expansa) New Zealand native brought to Europe by Captain
Cook in the 1770s. Not a true spinach, but similar
in flavor and usage. Strong spreading plants branch
freely. Fleshy leaves are great for fresh summer
greens. Thrives in hot weather, resists bolting. Best
when picked all summer and fall. Seeds are slow to
germinate, so be patient. Good source of vitamin C.
Green Thumb Tip Sow seeds outdoors when danger of frost has
passed. Do not plant before air temperatures are
consistently between 70-80°F. Soak seed for 24
hours before planting to speed germination. For
best yields, harvest continually.
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