Vegetables Greens Specialty Greens

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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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tetragonia tetragonoides
ALTERNATE NAME: New Zealand Spinach
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.
DISEASES AND PESTS: Prevent disease with crop rotation and sanitation.
HARVEST: 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.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB..: 5,600 seeds.
PACKET: 100 seeds, sows 75'.

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Quick Facts


Latin Name

Tetragonia tetragonioides

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

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.
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

Heat Tolerant