New Zealand Spinach
Spinach is one of the best, healthiest crops to peek above ground in spring. Unfortunately, its love for cold nights and mild days means it doesn’t grow past May. That’s when you should start looking for New Zealand spinach. A warm-weather cousin of the regular stuff, New Zealand, or ‘Maori’, spinach will start appearing in stores and farmers’ markets just when local spinach disappears. And it grows all summer, so you can get all the iron, calcium, and vitamin K of regular spinach when that crop is out of season.
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