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Spinach Seeds - New Zealand HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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  • Grows naturally as a trailing ground cover, harvest regularly to contain its growth
  • 60 Days to Harvest
  • Adaptable to Sun or Shade

Product Description

"New Zealand" Spinach Seeds

Though many herbivores prefer its taste to other spinach varieties, truth be told that ‘New Zealand Spinach” is not really a proper spinach at all. It looks and tastes similar to its namesake, but technically its botanical classification is a little different. Nonetheless, this tasty and fascinating heirloom veggie has been grown since the 1770’s after being initially introduced by famed British botanist Sir Joseph Banks, who collected it on his journey to the South Seas with Captain James Cook. New Zealand Spinach is particularly noted for its extremely high vitamin content.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:New Zealand Spinach
    Botanical Name:Tetragonia "New Zealand"
    Type:Heirloom
    Size at Maturity:10" - 12"
    Days to Maturity:60-70 Days
    Light Requirement:Sun / Partial Shade
    Planting Time:Cool Season
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Planting Depth:1/4" - 1/2"
    Plant Spacing:12"
    Seeds per Pound:NA
    Hardiness Zones:All
    Ships:Year-round
    Average Seeds Per Packet:~1/2 tbsp
  • Planting Instructions

    When to plant:

    • Spinach is a cold-hardy, tender-leafed crop.
    • Direct sow in early Spring, as soon as the soil can be properly worked.
    • For a Fall harvest, plant again in late Summer, ensuring that soil temperatures are cool enough.

    How to plant:

    • Sow in a sunny location, in average, well-draining soil.
    • Sow about 12 seeds per foot in a row, or sprinkle over a wide row or bed.
    • Sow seeds ½ inch deep, compress gently into soil, and water lightly.
    • Seedlings emerge in about 7-14 days, depending on conditions. Soil should stay below 70º F for good germination.
    • When seedlings are about 1 - 2 inches tall, thin them to be about 4 - 6 inches apart.
    • Please note, do not thin baby spinach.

    When to harvest:

    • Harvest once the outer leaves reach 3 inches in length, your to your desired size.

     

    *You can harvest the whole plant all at once and cut at the base, or leaves can be picked off one layer at a time.

    *Don’t wait too long to harvest, or wait for larger leaves, as the leaves can quickly become bitter after maturity.

    *Keep plants well-watered during dry periods to help promote growth. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. If watering with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems.

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