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NZ Spinach

NZ Spinach

New Zealand Spinach is a tasty summer veg. You can harvest a long time too. Looks and tastes like your more familiar spinach varieties. Used the same way in the kitchen. 

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Sowing time: April - May Height: 25 cm with long shoots Weight: 2.5 grams

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New Zealand Spinach

New Zealand spinach is a tasty summer green that you harvest for a long time. The vegetable is very similar to spinach: the leaves have the same taste and can be used in the same way. 
  • Species name: New Zealand spinach 
  • Family: Leaf 
  • Plants per square patch: 2 
  • Height: About 25 cm with long shoots 
  • Sowing time: April to mid-May 
  • Sowing depth: 1 - 1.5 cm 
  • Germination time: 10 - 18°C in 8 - 18 days 
  • Time to harvest: After 8 weeks 
  • Sunlight: Can grow in both sun and shade 
Want to buy New Zealand Spinach seeds? We sell seed bags separately, or, you can get them as part of a seed pack: 

What's so special about our New Zealand Spinach

This delicious spinach variety does well in late spring, summer and fall. New Zealand Spinach is often grown as an alternative to regular spinach, which can’t handle the warmer months as well.  
Unlike with your regular old spinach, you can harvest from the same plant for a really long time. 

Sowing and growing

NZ Spinach seeds are tough, so soak them before sowing. 
After sowing, keep the soil mix moist. 

You sow them into the square patch directly: the seedlings don’t do so well when transplanted. Germination is on the slow side: it can take up to 18 days for seedlings to come up. 

NZ Spinach produces long tendrils, so the best place for them is on one side of the raised bed or near your trellis: this way the shoots can continue to grow over the edge or up the trellis. Two of them fit in one square patch. 
NZ Spinach can handle heavy pruning, so regularly remove the offshoots: this will also motivate the plant to produce young, fresh leaves :-). 
Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are in the Planty Gardening app.  

How do you use it?

NZ Spinach leaves are usually used like spinach: the taste is almost the same. 

Use the raw leaves in salads. Or cook them briefly and add them to your mashed potatoes. Also delicious in green smoothies, soups, stir-fries, and sauces.