Spinach- New Zealand
Spinach- New Zealand

Spinach- New Zealand

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3206-04

Regular price $4.00 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Jun 27 and Jul 02. * ETA for USA only

Spinach- New Zealand

Tetragonia tetragonioides

Also called Botany Bay Spinach, Cook's cabbage, Kokihi, sea spinach, Warrigal Greens and Warrigal Cabbage, New Zealand spinach is a tender semi-perennial vegetable, cultivated in South-East Asia, New Zealand, and Austailia, . It is a low-growing, leafy plant with weak stems that can spread several feet wide and rise to a height of one foot. It has light to dark green leaves that are pyramidal to elliptical in shape. New Zealand spinach leaves are fuzzier and narrower than normal spinach leaves, with a slight salty taste. New Zealand spinach likes sandy soil, is a halophyte, meaning it can handle salty conditions, and spreads easily by seed and cuttings. Tiny yellow flowers, unique leaves, and conical capsules with horns, makes New Zealand spinach very distinct in rest of the world.

Days to germination

 7-21 days

Days to maturity

55-65 days

Life cycle

Semi-Perennial, Warm Weather Annual

Plant time

Late Winter, through Late Summer

Spacing

12-14 inches

Sun

Full sun

Soil temperature

60-75  F

Optimum soil P.H

6.8 -7.0

Height

10-12 inches

Harvest

Year round if no frost

 

Spinach- New Zealand

Tetragonia tetragonioides

Also called Botany Bay Spinach, Cook's cabbage, Kokihi, sea spinach, Warrigal Greens and Warrigal Cabbage, New Zealand spinach is a tender semi-perennial vegetable, cultivated in South-East Asia, New Zealand, and Austailia, . It is a low-growing, leafy plant with weak stems that can spread several feet wide and rise to a height of one foot. It has light to dark green leaves that are pyramidal to elliptical in shape. New Zealand spinach leaves are fuzzier and narrower than normal spinach leaves, with a slight salty taste. New Zealand spinach likes sandy soil, is a halophyte, meaning it can handle salty conditions, and spreads easily by seed and cuttings. Tiny yellow flowers, unique leaves, and conical capsules with horns, makes New Zealand spinach very distinct in rest of the world.

Days to germination

 7-21 days

Days to maturity

55-65 days

Life cycle

Semi-Perennial, Warm Weather Annual

Plant time

Late Winter, through Late Summer

Spacing

12-14 inches

Sun

Full sun

Soil temperature

60-75  F

Optimum soil P.H

6.8 -7.0

Height

10-12 inches

Harvest

Year round if no frost