Seed Savers Exchange Spinach, AmericaSpinacia oleracea
- Plant grows to 8 inches tall
- Thick, deep green, savoyed leaves
- For freezing, canning, and fresh eating
- Slow to bolt and drought resistant
- 43-55 days
- Packet of 250 Seeds
(Spinacia oleracea) A 1952 All America Selections winner developed by the Dutch seedhouse Sluis & Groot. Long-standing compact Bloomsdale type. Grows 8" tall with thick, deep green, savoyed leaves. Slow-growing, slow to bolt, heat and drought resistant. Fine quality, suited for spring sowing in long-day areas. Can be frozen, canned, or used fresh. 43-55 days
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.