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New Zealand Spinach Tetragonia tetragonioides

How to sow New Zealand spinach: Direct seed outdoors after last frost, thin seedlings to 30cm

Sun requirement for New Zealand spinach: Plant in Full Sun

New Zealand Spinach has been planted 12 times by Growstuff members.

New Zealand Spinach is a warm-weather spinach alternative that is not directly related to spinach, but has a similar flavor and texture. The plant has a bushy, spreading habit and pointed, succulent, bright green leaves. Leaves can be eaten fresh in salads or cooked like spinach. Unlike spinach, New Zealand Spinach thrives in warm temperatures and will not survive the first hard frost. Seeds germinate slowly and benefit from being soaked before planting.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

First harvest expected

158 days after planting

Height

60cm

Spread

90cm

Row Spacing

10cm
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Photos

New zealand spinach plantings

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New zealand spinach harvests

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