NZ spinach

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New Zealand spinach is a great summer vegetable. It looks and tastes like spinach, but can handle hotter temperatures. You can harvest for a long time too.

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Sowing: 1 April - 15 May

Level 1


0 - 1 days

Level 2

seeds are sown

1-15 days

Level 3

some seedlings

2-3 weeks

Level 4

seedlings visible

3-5 weeks

Level 5

little plants

5-8 weeks

Level 6

first harvest

8-14+ weeks

Sowing time: April - May
Height: 25 cm with long shoots
Weight: 2.5 grams
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New Zealand spinach

New Zealand spinach is a tasty summer green that you harvest for a long time. The vegetable is very similar to spinach: the leaves have the same taste and can be used in the same way.

  • Species name: New Zealand spinach
  • Family: leaf
  • Plants per square patch: 2
  • Height: about 25 cm with long shoots
  • Sowing time: April to mid-May
  • Sowing depth: 1 - 1.5 cm
  • Germination: 10 - 18°C in 8 - 18 days
  • Time to harvest: after 8 weeks
  • Sunlight: can grow in sun or shade
Want to buy New Zealand Spinach seeds? We sell seed bags separately, or, you can get them as part of a seed pack:

What's so special about our New Zealand spinach

This delicious spinach variety does well in late spring, summer and fall. New Zealand spinach is often grown as an alternative to regular spinach, which can’t handle the warmer months as well. 
Unlike with your regular old spinach, you can harvest from the same plant for a really long time.

Sowing and growing

NZ Spinach seeds are tough, so soak them before sowing. After sowing, keep the soil mix moist.

Sow directly into your square patch: the seedlings don’t do so well when transplanted. The seeds germinate fairly slowly: it can take 18 days for seedlings to come up.

NZ spinach plants produce long tendrils, so the best place for them is on one side of your garden box or near your trellis: this way the shoots can continue to grow over the edge or up the trellis. Two of them fit in one square patch.

NZ spinach can handle heavy pruning, so regularly remove stems: this will also motivate the plant to produce young, fresh leaves 🙂

Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are in the Planty Gardening app. 

How do you use it?

NZ spinach leaves are usually used like ordinary spinach: the taste is almost the same.

Toss the raw leaves into a salad. Or cook them briefly and add them to your mashed potatoes. Also delicious in green smoothies, soups, stir fry dishes, and sauces.

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