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Product Description

Spinacia oleracea

The smooth, dark green, oval round leaves of this fast growing baby-leaf spinach are tender and mild for gourmet quality salads. Grow this disease resistant variety it in spring or fall for best results.

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Quick Facts

Plant Size: 6–10 inches

Hardiness: Hardy Annual

Sun: Full/Partial

Seed Planting Depth: 0.5 inch

Days to Harvest: 40 days

Good for Container: Yes

Seed Origin: Hybrid

Easy to Grow: Yes

Water: Moderate

Days to Germinate: 7–12 days

Plant Spacing: 1–3 inches

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Growing Guide

Spinach demands a cool (52–60°F), mild climate for ideal growth and does best in fertile soils with a pH between 6.2–7.0. Bolting (going to seed) is triggered by lengthening days, greater temperatures or high plant densities. It can be grown in spring, fall and overwintered in mild climates. See our variety descriptions to choose the right varieties for different times of year. Fast growing spinach requires regular watering. Drip irrigation is preferred to avoid splashing on leaves which spreads disease and soils leaves. Plant in partial shade in warmer climates.

Seed germinates at soil temperatures between 50–68°F, and with dramatically increasing reluctance at higher temperatures. Begin succession plantings 4–6 weeks before the last spring frost, and 4–8 weeks before the first fall frost. Direct seed in a 2–4 inch wide band, ¾ inch deep, 1 seed per inch, allowing 12–18 inches between rows. Plants should be 2–4 inches apart in final stand. See Salad Mix planting instructions for baby leaf production.

GROW GUIDE PESTS:Downy Mildew is a devastating disease of spinach. See variety descriptions for resistant varieties. Avoid overhead and/or late-afternoon irrigation, and increase plant spacing to enhance air circulation. Also practice 3–4 year crop rotation. Cover seedlings with floating row cover to prevent

When plants have sized up, and before they bolt (go to seed), cut whole plant just below the crown. Remove any old, dirty, or yellowed leaves. Wash carefully to remove soil and grit, but be gentle to avoid bruising the tender leaves. For baby leaf harvest, cut at 2–4 inches tall and wash (see Salad Mix instructions). Spinach keeps in the refrigerator for about a week.

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