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New Zealand Spinach

Tetragonia tetragonioides
HOW TO GROW NEW ZEALAND SPINACH

Evergreen leaf perennial hardy to zone 9. Best to directly seed outdoors after last frost, slow but strong germinator. If starting indoors, use heat mat to germinate seeds 4-6 weeks before last frost, similar germination treatment as tomatoes or peppers. Take off heat once real leaves appear. Vine, grows prostrate along the ground or trellis, drought resistant. Pinch new buds to encourage side growth and lengthen harvest. Handles heat and coastal salinity. Competes well against weeds as ground covering mat. Soil pH 6.0-7.8. Hardiness zones 2-10. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 476 seeds per ounce. Germination in optimal conditions: 65%. Federal germination standard: 40%. Usual seed life: 3 years.

Planting Depth 1/2-1”
Soil Temp. Germ. 65-80˚F
Days to Germ. 50-70
Plant Spacing 24-36”
Row Spacing 4-5’
Days To Maturity 60
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained

New Zealand Spinach Seed Count
1 Ounce ≈ 210 seeds
.25 Pound ≈ 840 seeds
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  • 30 Seeds$3.75
  • 1 Ounce$14.24
  • 1/4 Pound$32.05
Thick edible bushy ground cover, thick leafed salad greens, not actually a spinach. Easy to grow once established, harvest shoot tips. Can handle partial shade but prefers sun. Grown since the 1770s, introduced by British botanist Sir Joseph Banks, who collected it on his journey to the South Seas with Captain James...
Thick edible bushy ground cover, thick leafed salad greens, not actually a spinach. Easy to grow once established, harvest shoot tips. Can handle partial shade but prefers sun. Grown since the 1770s, introduced by British botanist Sir Joseph Banks, who collected it on his journey to the South Seas with Captain James Cook. Tags: Heritage: Heirloom.

Native to coastal Southern India, New Zealand and Australia. First mentioned by Captain Cook to help fight scurvy, taken by the crew of the Endeavour. Also known as Warrigal Greens, Sea Spinach, Botany Bay Spinach, Tetragon and Cook's Cabbage.
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New Zealand Spinach

Tetragonia tetragonioides
Thick edible bushy ground cover, thick leafed salad greens, not actually a spinach. Easy to grow once established, harvest shoot tips. Can handle partial shade but prefers sun. Grown since the 1770s, introduced by British botanist Sir Joseph Banks, who collecte...
Thick edible bushy ground cover, thick leafed salad greens, not actually a spinach. Easy to grow once established, harvest shoot tips. Can handle partial shade but prefers sun. Grown since the 1770s, introduced by British botanist Sir Joseph Banks, who collected it on his journey to the South Seas with Captain James Cook. Tags: Heritage: Heirloom.

Native to coastal Southern India, New Zealand and Australia. First mentioned by Captain Cook to help fight scurvy, taken by the crew of the Endeavour. Also known as Warrigal Greens, Sea Spinach, Botany Bay Spinach, Tetragon and Cook's Cabbage.
Learn More
HOW TO GROW NEW ZEALAND SPINACH

Evergreen leaf perennial hardy to zone 9. Best to directly seed outdoors after last frost, slow but strong germinator. If starting indoors, use heat mat to germinate seeds 4-6 weeks before last frost, similar germination treatment as tomatoes or peppers. Take off heat once real leaves appear. Vine, grows prostrate along the ground or trellis, drought resistant. Pinch new buds to encourage side growth and lengthen harvest. Handles heat and coastal salinity. Competes well against weeds as ground covering mat. Soil pH 6.0-7.8. Hardiness zones 2-10. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 476 seeds per ounce. Germination in optimal conditions: 65%. Federal germination standard: 40%. Usual seed life: 3 years.

Planting Depth 1/2-1”
Soil Temp. Germ. 65-80˚F
Days to Germ. 50-70
Plant Spacing 24-36”
Row Spacing 4-5’
Days To Maturity 60
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained

New Zealand Spinach Seed Count
1 Ounce ≈ 210 seeds
.25 Pound ≈ 840 seeds
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