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Spinach, New Zealand


Spinach, New Zealand—Tetragonia tetragonioides (Pallas) O. Ktze.

MV139/HS672 by James M. StephensNovember 6, 2018New Zealand spinach is used in the same manner as spinach, but the plant is very different. It reaches a height of 1 to 2 feet and is much branched, spreading to 2 to 3 feet across. When the plant has reached a spread of 1 foot or so, the 2 or 3 inches at the end of the branches (tender shoots, tips, and leaves) may be harvested with a knife. New growth will arise along these cut branches and their ends may also be harvested.

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