Spinach, Salad Fresh
Withstands harsh weather.
This semi-Oriental spinach grows fast to 8" long and 3" wide. Withstands harsh weather for a long, high-yield growing season. Bolt tolerant.
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Order: 1 Pkt. (300 seeds)
Days To Maturity
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
2-4 weeks BLF
How to Sow
- Sow in early spring for the first crop, again in late summer for a fall crop.
- Sow in average, well-worked soil in a sunny location.
- In rows 1 ½-2 feet apart, sow seeds evenly and cover with ½ inch of fine soil. Firm lightly and water gently.
- Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.
- Thin gradually to stand 6 inches apart starting when seedlings are about 1-2 inches high. Do not thin baby leaf spinach.
How to Grow
- Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding as spinach is shallow rooted.
- Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth. Plants need about 1-1 ½ inches of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
- Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
Harvest and Preserving Tips
- Harvest the outer leaves when 3 inches long.
- Snip baby leaf as needed when the leaves reach about 2 inches.
- When the warm weather arrives and seed stalks start to develop, harvest the entire plant immediately.
- Leaves can be sautéed or steamed as well as eaten raw.
- Wash, dry and store in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Days To Maturity55 daysSunFull SunSpread4 inchesHeight10-12 inchesSow MethodDirect Sow/Indoor SowPlanting TimeFall, SpringSow Time2-4 weeks BLFThin4 inchesLife CycleAnnual
Spinach, Salad Fresh is rated out of 5 by 3.Rated 5 out of 5 by Lairui from Delicious and Fun This season was my first attempt to grow salad greens, and I grew this variety along with Mesclun, Classic Mix. While they both didn't work out as transplants, they are growing very well as direct-sown in the garden in part sun and increasingly warmer conditions. I have been picking them while smaller as I am a fan of having baby spinach on my BLTs in lieu of lettuce, and the flavor beats store-bought spinach in a bag by a long shot. I will definitely grow this variety in the future.Date published: 2013-05-31Rated 3 out of 5 by GrandPop from Germination Rate Poor I am disappointed with the germination rate of this spinach. I am using the ‘Ultimate Growing System’ and my germination rates for the other seeds are in the 90% range but the spinach is only at 44%. No idea why. Is spinach temperamental? I planned for a lot of spinach this year, and even though I will try a different cultivar to see if I get better germination results, I am hopeful that the taste will outweigh the poor germination results.Date published: 2009-02-15Rated 5 out of 5 by mastersquash from consistent yields and taste Spinach is one of my favorite things to grow, since it has such a short and fast growth. However, this variety has been my standby for the last three years and has been good every time.Date published: 2008-08-09