- Spreading plants
- Thick, very large leaves
- Good choice for fresh eating, canning, and freezing
- Slow to bolt
- Very productive
- 50-55 days
- ±2,500 seeds/oz
(Spinacia oleracea) A 1933 All-America Selections winner originally introduced in 1926 by Zwaan and Van der Molen of The Netherlands. Slow to bolt variety. Large leaves are tender and tasty for fresh eating. Good choice for canning or freezing. 50-55 days. ±2,500 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow it
You can sow these seeds directly into the soil 1-2 weeks before your last frost date. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.
These seeds can be broadcast evenly in sections of the garden to create a bed of tender leaves and thinned to 4 inches apart as they mature. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
Keep the soil around these plants moist until the seed has germinated and weed free throughout the growing season. Mulching the soil around the plants will help keep the roots cool.
This crop prefers to grow in cool seasons, so gardeners in Zones 8 and warmer should plant this vegetable in the fall. The shade from taller plants can help keep this vegetable cool in sunny gardens and warm climates.