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Tasty, long season leafy green, for salads or to cook
Also known as Warrigal Cabbage, New Zealand spinach is a tender, perennial vegetable grown as an annual. It has succulent fuzzy leaves with a milder flavor than true spinach that can be eaten in salads or cooked. Harvest leaf and stem together, cutting with a sharp knife rather than pinching, and harvest less than 30% of the leave surface since pruning retards growth.
Seeds can be sown indoors and then transferred out when all danger of frost has passed, or if your growing season is longer sow directly after your region's last frost date in moist, rich soil. New Zealand spinach needs lots of space, sow or transplant 18 inches (45 cm) apart. Pinching the tips will encourage a bushier plant. Leaves can be harvested from June through your first frost.
Size and growth:
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Bloom / flowers:
- Dark green
Same as tender spinach.
Few pests and has a better tolerance to heat than many leafy greens. Seeds germinate slowly,