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Spinach New Zealand

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Though not related to true spinach, leaves taste similar to and some think better than spinach. Tolerant to heat and resistant to bolting, it does not typically turn bitter in hot weather. Flavor is better if plants have some shade from the sun. Soaking seeds in warm water overnight before planting can help improve germination. This cool weather vegetable is easy to grow in rich, well-drained soil. Requires plenty of moisture.

Online Code: 137152

Product Weight: 4 grams

Plant Type: Vegetable

Flavor: Tangy when eaten raw, mellow when cooked

Days to Harvest: 40 to 70 days

Days to Seed Germination: 7 to 21 days

Seed Planting Depth: 1.3 cm (1/2")

Seed Spacing: 2.5 cm (1")

Row Spacing: 40 cm (16")

Plant Spacing: 25 cm (10")

Best Container Size: 12"+

Disease Resistance: Bolt resistant

Tolerance: Heat tolerant

Planting Instructions: Plant directly in the garden as soon as ground can be worked and danger of frost has passed. Repeat plantings every two weeks to extend the harvest season of fresh spinach. Best growth occurs in spring and fall, and be sure to do a second sowing in late summer for a fall crop.

Suggestions: Harvest entire plants at the soil line when outer leaves are 6 inches long. Or, just cut away outer leaves as needed for a continuous crop until hot weather. Sow again in the late summer.

Preparation Ideas: Use fresh in salads.