Spinach Seeds - 'New Zealand'
Spinach Seeds - 'New Zealand'1
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Vegetable Description: The first record of this spinach-like plant is found in the records of Captain Cook's first voyage around the world in 1770. Sir Joseph Banks, one of Cook's men, discovered it growing and brought it with him back to England; he later presented it to the Kew Gardens as a new variety of spinach. Cook's sailors made use of this plant in following voyages to provide nutrition and prevent scurvy.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Tetragonia tetragonoides
Other Common Names: Warrigal Greens
Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 65
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 500
Vegetable Height: 24” to 36”
Vegetable Spacing: 2 in to 3 in
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside in early spring. Can be fall planted. Plant about 2” apart and 1/2“ below soil surface. Rows should be spaced at 12”-18” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Plant either does not set seed because flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed.
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I am sad to see that these seeds are not available this year. Hopefully that just means...yet. I had a great harvest of our favorite spinach last summer here in southern Indiana where the heat is way too much for regular spinach...having lived in California where this grows everywhere wild especially near the ocean where the soil is sandy, we are addicted to the rich flavor and crunchy leaves and stems. I really blew it by not letting mine go to seed before winter...but just kept harvesting it for eating. Normally it reseeds itself very prolifically in warmer climates, but it can not do that here where we have snowy winters.