Spinach, New Zealand

Catalog #0657

5523

(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. 50-70 days.

DIRECT SEED
6" Apart
SEED DEPTH
1/4"
GERMINATION
14-21 Days
LIGHT
Full Sun

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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