New Zealand - Spinach Seed


Regular price $3.50


New Zealand is not a true spinach but will produce a spinach-like crop in hot weather when true spinach will not. Bush-like with triangular leaves. Seeds are slow to germinate but it is well worth the wait. 4 g ~ 50 seed.

Plant seeds directly into the garden after the average last frost date. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 50-65 degrees. Sow thickly, then thin to 1 plant every 12". New Zealand spinach thrives in summer heat and will produce all summer long, unlike true spinach. Harvest tender leaves and shoot tips about 3-4” long. This will encourage the plant to branch.

Scientific Name: Tetragonia expansa
Days to Maturity: 70
Seed Depth: 1"
Days to Sprout: 7-14
Plant Spacing: 12"
Row Spacing: 2-3'
Light Requirements: Sunny / Partial shade
Nutrient Needs: Heavy feeder
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Tolerance: Tender

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