Scientific Name: Tetragonia tetragonioides
Country of Origin: South America, China, Australia
Tetragon spinach, also known as New Zealand spinach, is an excellent warm-season crop. It is not a true spinach, but it can tolerate heat and drought much better than true spinach. It can grow in cool, damp conditions, but will not survive the first frost. Tetragon spinach has succulent leaves and branch tips that can be used in place of spinach, both in salads and cooked.