Spinach Japanese aka Lands Endt
GENUS: Spinaceae SPECIES: oleraceae
Heritage Status: New Zealand
Bio-Region of Origin: Southland /Timaru/ Christchurch
Number of Seeds: 60
Description: This is a rare endangered species. This spinach came to us from the Harrington collection in Southland, Arthur and Phyllis Wood of Timaru, Harry Jennings of Southland, and R.H. Lord from Hoon Hay Christchurch. It is a cool season spinach that can be planted in early Spring and Autumn. It’s like other spinach cultivars but grows much taller with larger pointy leaves and less crinkling. Similar in taste to regular spinach. The seeds are large and very sharply pointed on triangular corners! Prick out leading tips to keep it bushy and productive. Arthur Wood says it came to this land from Lands End in Southern England.
Planting Instructions: Plant into trays early Autumn, and early Spring. Prick out at 2.5 cm diagonal spacings. Transplant when 6 cm high to 25 cm diagonal spacings. Spinach appreciates being sown after peas or beans for the most delicately flavoured leaves. Partial shade in hot weather can extend the harvest period by discouraging it from bolting.