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New Zealand Spinach

A spinach substitute that thrives in heat

New Zealand Spinach

A spinach substitute that thrives in heat

  • Thick, fleshy leaves chock full of vitamin C
  • Thrives in the heat of summer when true spinach won't grow
  • Productive and easy to grow, and will not bolt
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Product Description

New Zealand isn't a true spinach, but it's just as healthy, with thick, fleshy leaves that are chock full of vitamin C. Plus, it will grow in the heat of summer when traditional spinach won't! Plant it in sandy, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. You'll be amazed at the results and the unique, pointed leaves. New Zealand doesn't bolt in the heat, and actually performs best in the hottest part of summer. Unlike other spinaches, it won't turn bitter in the heat. In many areas and in our research garden, New Zealand often perennializes, returning for several years. 60 days to maturity. Flavor and texture is comparable to spinach, can be eaten raw in salads, sauted or cooked into recipes

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Tetragonia tetragonioides
  • Season: both Spring & Fall
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Height: 10 - 12 inches
  • Spacing: 6 inches
  • Zone: 3 - 9 annual
  • Spread: 4 inches
  • Foliage: Green, thick and fleshy leaves.
  • Depth: 1/2 inch
  • Germination: 7 - 14 days
  • Days to Maturity: 60 days
  • Soil Preference: Sandy, well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium to fast growth rate.
  • Form: Tender mass. Tender Annual.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 50 seeds per packet.
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Insects Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Lacewings, Lady Beetles & Encapsulated Earthworms Nematodes
1A 5/3 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
1B - 2A 5/10 - 11/1 5/10 - 11/1
2B - 3B 4/26 - 11/1 4/26 - 11/1
4A - 6A 4/12 - 11/1 4/12 - 11/1
6B - 7A 4/5 - 11/1 4/5 - 11/1
7B - 8B 3/8 - 11/1 3/8 - 11/1
9A - 10B 2/22 - 11/1 2/22 - 11/1
Last Order Date 10/28/2019 10/28/2019

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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