Spinach, New Zealand (Tetragonia tetragonoides) - 30 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•Heat and disease resistant
•USDA Zones: 3-12
While not technically a spinach, New Zealand spinach is a better tasting variety and the same and gives the benefits of being heat tolerant. This variety will produce all summer long well after traditional spinaches have bolted. Use full leaves like traditional spinach and young leaves in salads and similar dishes.
This spinach look-alike, actually not a true spinach plant, tolerates heat well but not frost; New Zealand spinach seeds should be planted after the last frost of spring. Soak the seeds overnight, then plant them 1/4" deep and 10" apart or in hills of three. Keep weeds under control until the plant is well established; water if the weather gets dry. Since this plant has a vining habit, it will grow well on a trellis but will also spread out as a ground cover if no support is available.