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A native to Australia where it is known as Warrigal Greens and New Zealand where it is known as New Zealand spinach. The steams are trailing, branching and succulent fleshy edible green leaves and small yellow daisy like flowers.
Native Spinach spinach is warm season alternative to regular spinach that does well in hot, dry conditions. Regular spinach goes to seed and becomes bitter during warm summer months.
This spinach is valued because of its high vitamin A, vitamin B2 and vitamin C content.
Prefers a poor sandy soil in a protected shaded position. Drought resistant but frost tender. Self seeds.
Please Note: Although many of the traditional Bush Food and Medicine plants are now commercially produced in various forms we recommend you research these before using them as any form of food or medicines. Some parts of the plant may not be edible or some may need prepared before they are safe to eat or use in any way. We do our best to describe their traditional & modern uses. It is the purchaser responsibility to ensure they are fit for their intended use.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C
General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.