Spinach, New Zealand
Spinacia oleracea

New Zealand Spinach is not related to true spinach but the leaves taste similar to, and some think better than spinach. It has small brittle fleshy deep-green leaves that branch freely. It does not bolt in hot weather nor does it typically turn bitter and it is valued because of its high vitamin C content. This variety is slow to germinate and good for summer greens. Relative maturity is 50 to 70 days.