Botanical Name: Tetragonia tetragonioides
Days to Maturity: 50–60 days
Native: New Zealand, Australia, Asia
Hardiness: Evergreen perennial in USDA zones 8–11, otherwise grown as a warm season annual.
Plant Dimensions: 12"–24" tall, 12"–36" wide
Variety Information: Fleshy, green 1"–2" leaves that taste like spinach
Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 65°F, ideally 70°–80°F.
When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 10–20 days
Seed Depth: ½"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"
Row Spacing: 24"
Thinning: Thin to 1 every 8"
Harvesting: Harvest leaves as needed, only taking up to 1/3 of the plant for fast regrowth. Pinch growing tips to encourage branching, leading to more leaf production.