New Zealand Spinach


Arrival anticipated spring 2023

First introduced to English gardeners in 1772 by Sir Joseph Banks. Reportedly discovered during the South Seas Expedition of Captain Cook. Native to New Zealand and Australia. Can be grown as a perennial in warmer climates, but typically grown as an annual. Not a true spinach, but the leaves taste very similar, and some think even better than spinach. Good for fresh eating or cooking. Does not bolt or turn bitter. High in vitamin C. Edible leaves starting at 50-60 days and continuing until frost.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Seed Type


Latin Name:

Tetragonia tetragonoides


14-21 days


50-60 days


Full Sun

Planting Method:

Direct sow after danger of frost is past; or start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost

Planting Depth:



Sow seeds 6-8" apart in rows 3-4' apart. Thin to 12" for bushier plants.
Set transplants 12" apart.

Seed Count

+/- 310 per ounce; 5,035 per pound

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