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New Zealand Spinach
New Zealand Spinach
New Zealand Spinach
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New Zealand Spinach
Tetragonia tetragonoides

60 days — 'New Zealand Spinach' can be grown as a perennial in warmer climates but is typically grown as an annual. It is not related to true spinach but the leaves taste similar to, and some think better than, spinach. It does not bolt in hot weather nor does it typically turn bitter and it is valued because of its high vitamin C content.

'New Zealand' spinach, by its very nature, tends to be difficult to start and have low germination rates. The federal minimum standard is 40%. Soaking seeds in warm water for two to eight hours prior to sowing may help soften the seed coat and improve germination results. Additionally, it can take a couple of weeks for germination to occur (depending on weather). Keep soil moist until germination occurs. Flavor and texture do benefit from ample composting, mulching and watering.

'New Zealand Spinach is a very old heirloom introduced into England in 1772 by Sir Joseph Banks. It was reportedly discovered during the South Seas expedition of Captain Cook. Each packet contains four grams, which is approximately 15 seeds.

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Loved this plant!
May 1st I planted these seeds as directed and it took almost 2 weeks for just a couple to germinate so I planted what seeds I had left. They came up great and grew wonderfully all year! The plant was more of a vine than a bushy plant and had such green fuzzy leaves. My Kale next to it was bothered my cabbage moth but the spinach was left totally alone. I enjoyed fresh spinach salads until the cold fall!
Reviewed by: Joe DeMeo from N. on 2/5/2014
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Definately had no issues with germination. Once it started I could barely keep up with it...very productive and tastes good also!... Keeper for sure!
Reviewed by: Tim Brown from Maine. on 3/30/2013
Love It!
The ever bearing packet of seeds.(It just seemed that way) I just purchased my second packet of seeds. The first one was seven or eight years ago. Each seed produces a wonderful plant that is full and large and green and keeps producing all season long. So you don't need to plant many unless you have a really large family. I love it in salads and to cook with too.
Reviewed by: Janet Melton from Missouri. on 1/26/2013
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