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