Giant Noble Spinach

Organic seed

46 days. An heirloom spinach with giant leaves that can spread up to 25 inches.

Slow to bolt, excellent for canning.

Smooth, large, dark green leaves are an old time favorite.

Species: Spinacia oleraceabuy

Packet. Avg. 1.3 gm. App. 100 seeds. $3.00

CULTIVATION: Spinach grows in a wide range of soils if moist and fertile, but is sensitive to acidity. pH should be at least 6.0, preferably 6.5-7.5.

SOWING DATES: Spinach germinates best in cool soil. Begin sowing in early spring as soon as the ground can be worked. Summer sowing in soil over 85°F (30°C) risks low or erratic germination! Sow late in July into September for the fall crop. Spinach can also be planted from September until freeze-up for an early harvest the following spring; floating row covers offer effective winter protection.

PLANTING AND HARVEST: For bunching and full size: Sow about 9-10 seeds/ft., 1/2″ deep, rows 12-18″ apart. Harvest spinach full size but before bolting, cutting just below root attachment for “rooted spinach”, or cut higher for “clipped spinach”. For baby leaf: Sow in a 2-4″ wide band, 3/4″ apart, about 40 seeds/ft. Clip small leaves in 3-5 weeks, depending on time of year and speed of growth. Triple-rinse leaves, sort out cut and broken leaves, and package. For a continuous supply, sow every 7 days.

STORAGE: Store at 32°F (0°C) and 95% humidity 10-14 days.

AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 40 seeds/ft. in rows 18″ apart.

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