Tetragonia expansaRated 5/5 based on 5 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|
|Germination:||7-21 days @ 25-30°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Half hardy Perennial|
|Position:||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||50 days|
(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|
Warrigal Greens22 September 2020This grows so well and so easily in my small garden bed in urban inner Sydney. Being a native, it's heat-tolerant and drought-tolerant - beyond seedling stage, I have not watered it at all. I grew it as a heat-tolerant alternative to spinach and it has not disappointed. I give it zero maintenance and it just grows and grows! It does need to be cooked before eating, otherwise it can cause stomach upset.
Warrigal Greens25 March 2020Warrigal Greens are a fantastic native vegie. They are really easy to grow and the amount of leafy green you get in return for your efforts is fantastic. I frequently use them as a side to a main meal, in quiches and on toast with an egg for breakfast.
So good!9 March 2018Planted these in my parents' raised garden bed in rural Western Australia (it's quite hot and windy) and it has grown perfectly. We love using Warrigals and can't wait to try making pesto!
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.
WellBy: Heath Jarvis on 23 March 2016All seeds germinated fine, transplanted well too.