(Spinacea oleracea unless noted). Spinach is traditionally a cool season crop, but newer varieties permit sowings throughout the year. Not a good crop for hot districts. Manure well, keep moist, space rows 30 cm. apart. 120 s/g
Summer variety that is very slow to run to seed. Excellent for late spring and summer sowings. Ideal for using as baby leaf. Resists Downy Mildew.
Large succulent dark green leaves on vigorous plants. Best sown Autumn and early Spring in cold areas, late Summer and Autumn elsewhere. Packets only.
Other Spinach Types
Not a true spinach, but a marvelous hot weather substitute. Sow in spring. Pick the young tips for best taste. Australian native.