Vegetables Greens Specialty Greens Tetragonia


Specialty Green Seed

Product ID: 387

Excellent heat-tolerant spinach alternative.

Also known as New Zealand Spinach, Tetragonia is a large, spreading, 1-2'-tall plant. The 1-2", pointed, bright-green leaves have a spinach-like flavor, raw or cooked. Can be bunched or the young leaves can be individually harvested so that the plants keep growing. PKT: Avg. 100 seeds. Avg. 6,600 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.




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Additional Information

CULTURE: To hasten the seeds' slow germination, soak in water for a day prior to sowing. Soaking is not necessary, but it is recommended. Tetragonia is frost sensitive, so delay sowing until after the last spring frost. Sow seeds directly, 8" apart, covering 1/2". The plant will tolerate hot weather.
Prevent disease with crop rotation and sanitation.
About a month after sowing, after the onset of branching, harvest by pinching off the leaf tips. This encourages more branching, and the plants will continue to grow and produce harvestable foliage.
SEEDS/LB..: 5,600 seeds.
100 seeds, sows 75'.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Tetragonia tetragonioides
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
50 Days
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Heat Tolerant Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Salad Mix Component Salad Mix Component
A mixture of lettuce and greens with different colors, flavors and textures, harvested at a tender, baby, bite-size stage. For fresh salads.
Salad Mix Component Heat Tolerant