Tetragonia expansaRated 4/5 based on 3 reviews.
Standard seed packet, 25 seeds
Synonyms: Tetragonia teragonoides
- Native Australian vegetable
- New Zealand Spinach
- Heat tolerant and disease resistant
Frost tender perennial vegetable native to Australia and New Zealand grown for its fleshy green leaves which are often grown as a spinach substitute in the warmer months. Has a similar flavour to spinach and is used in the same manner; great for soups, stews and stir fries or as a steamed vegetable. Can be grown as a perennial in warm climates. Withstands light frosts only in cooler climates. Heat tolerant and disease resistant. Fast growing. Often called "New Zealand Spinach."
How to sow and grow:
|Method:||Raise seedlings or sow direct|
|When:||Spring and summer|
|Position:||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/flowering:||50 days|
|Care:||Pick regularly to encourage more growth.|
(Product number: X-013)
Seeds per gram: 14 seeds
|Botanical name:||Tetragonia expansa|
|Botanical synonyms:||Tetragonia teragonoides|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||25 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||14|
ExcellentBy: Nathan Kilah on 10 May 2016I was under the impression that this was a difficult seed to germinate, but all eight seeds we started came up and flourished. The leaves are delicious (always blanch first to lower the oxalate concentration) and keep their shape much better than English spinach when cooked. Will definitely be growing this vegetable every year.
PoorBy: customer review from 30/11/2015 on 23 March 2016Seeds did not germinate at all.
WellBy: Heath Jarvis on 23 March 2016All seeds germinated fine, transplanted well too.