50+ New Zealand Spinach Seeds
Non-GMO | Fresh Seeds Grown and Harvested in USA
Latin Name: Tetragonia tetragonoides
Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Cool Season
USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Planting Method: Direct Sow
Sunlight: Full Sun; will tolerate partial sun
Height: 12 Inches
Sowing: This spinach look-alike, actually not a true spinach plant, tolerates heat well but not frost; New Zealand spinach seeds should be planted after the last frost of spring. Soak the seeds overnight, then plant them 1/4″ deep and 10″ apart or in hills of three.
Growing: Keep weeds under control until the plant is well established; water if the weather gets dry. Since this plant has a vining habit, it will grow well on a trellis but will also spread out as a ground cover if no support is available.
Harvesting: Begin harvesting the spinach leaves as soon as they grow big enough for eating. If only individual leaves are being harvested, take the larger ones on the outside of the plant. Otherwise, harvest the entire plant by cutting it off at ground level; new leaves will grow. New Zealand spinach leaves will keep for several days in the refrigerator.