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New Zealand Spinach, 100 Heirloom Seeds Per Packet, Non GMO Seeds

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Tetragonia tetragonioides

Not your average spinach, this vigorous grower provides loads of spinach flavor and doesn't wilt in the summer heat. Long harvests and abundant yields make this a favorite with many home gardeners. Plants grow vine-like stems with multitudes of small, fleshy leaves. Some say not a real spinach but we'll let you decide.

Type: Annual
Sun: Full/Partial
Planting Depth: 1/4”
Spacing: 4”
Water: Moderate
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 70 days
Height: 10-12”
Zones: 3-12

Planting Instructions
Type: Annual
Sun: Full/Partial
Planting Depth: 1/4”
Spacing: 4”
Water: Moderate
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 70 days
Height: 10-12”
Zones: 3-12

Approx seeds per order 100

New Zealand Spinach is a cold-hardy green that can be planted early in the spring. It can also be planted in the fall in most areas and sometimes in the winter too. They can be direct seeded or transplanted 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Many people start them indoors 4-6 weeks beforehand so they will be ready to harvest in the summer. Warmer climates should do plantings 85-100 days before the first frost of fall so the plants will be growing in cooler weather. This usually means planting in mid summer.

Start seeds as soon as the ground can be worked. The soil temperature should not be above 70F. Sow seeds 1/2" deep and thin them when they reach 2-3" tall per the spacing instructions. Weed carefully as they have shallow roots.

Leaves can be harvested at 4-5" or taller. If they get too large, they will become bitter. Pick leaves off individually and the plant will continue to produce more, possibly for months!

USDA Zone Map

Tetragonia tetragonioides

Not your average spinach, this vigorous grower provides loads of spinach flavor and doesn't wilt in the summer heat. Long harvests and abundant yields make this a favorite with many home gardeners. Plants grow vine-like stems with multitudes of small, fleshy leaves. Some say not a real spinach but we'll let you decide.

Type: Annual
Sun: Full/Partial
Planting Depth: 1/4”
Spacing: 4”
Water: Moderate
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 70 days
Height: 10-12”
Zones: 3-12

Planting Instructions
Type: Annual
Sun: Full/Partial
Planting Depth: 1/4”
Spacing: 4”
Water: Moderate
Days to Maturity/Bloom: 70 days
Height: 10-12”
Zones: 3-12

Approx seeds per order 100

New Zealand Spinach is a cold-hardy green that can be planted early in the spring. It can also be planted in the fall in most areas and sometimes in the winter too. They can be direct seeded or transplanted 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Many people start them indoors 4-6 weeks beforehand so they will be ready to harvest in the summer. Warmer climates should do plantings 85-100 days before the first frost of fall so the plants will be growing in cooler weather. This usually means planting in mid summer.

Start seeds as soon as the ground can be worked. The soil temperature should not be above 70F. Sow seeds 1/2" deep and thin them when they reach 2-3" tall per the spacing instructions. Weed carefully as they have shallow roots.

Leaves can be harvested at 4-5" or taller. If they get too large, they will become bitter. Pick leaves off individually and the plant will continue to produce more, possibly for months!

USDA Zone Map