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New Zealand Perennial (1770) (Heirloom Variety)

  • Brand: General
  • Product Code: 272
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $1.99

Pkt (≈ 40 seeds)

Because of its heat tolerance and resistance to bolting to seed, this is an excellent summer substitute for conventional spinach. The attractive plants have a bush-like habit and produce distinctive triangular leaves. Use the succulent leaves and young stems fresh in salads or cooked. Grows as a perennial in mild winter areas.

  • Seed Depth: 1/2" (12mm)
  • Seed Spacing: 1" (2.5cm)
  • Row Spacing: 8-12" (20-30cm)
  • Days to Sprout: 7-14
  • Plant Spacing: 4" (10cm)
  • Days to Maturity: 55

Plant: Before sowing, wash seeds in a mild detergent solution; rinse and soak in water for 24 hours. Direct sow as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring, and every two weeks until late spring. Sow again in early fall.

Care: Water abundantly and fertilize when 3" (7.5cm) tall.

Harvest: Cut or carefully snap off outer leaves when 4-6" (10-15cm) long, leaving center to form new leaves.

Your Health: Excellent source of vitamin A, also supplies minerals and other vitamins.