This high-quality, heat- and drought-tolerant spinach is well-suited for spring sowing in long-day areas. Growing 8" tall with thick, deep-green, savoyed leaves, the acclaimed variety is slow to bolt. A 1952 All-America Selections winner, it was developed by the Dutch seedhouse Sluis & Groot. It is a long-standing, compact Bloomsdale type and can be frozen, canned, or used fresh.
- Thick, deep green, savoyed leaves
- Plant grows to 8 inches tall
- For freezing, canning, and fresh eating
- Slow to bolt and drought resistant
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Spinach is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals and to get the best benefit from it, eat the spinach leaves raw or just slightly cooked.
You can use spinach as the leaves in a salad paired with berries, nuts, bacon, or fresh cheeses. You can also combine cooked spinach with curries or Middle Eastern spices and cream sauces.
Instructions - Spinach grows best in cool weather and should be planted in early spring or late summer to produce a fall crop. For best yields, harvest continually and make successive plantings every ten days.
- Direct Seed: 1" Apart
- Seed Depth: 1/2"
- Germination: 7-14 Days
- Thin: 6-8" Apart
Ratings & Reviews
Love this Spinach!
This was my first year growing this spinach and I think every single seed germinated and grew very well. It grew quickly, very heat tolerant and I got at least 5 cuttings from each plant and some a few more! Very good flavor. My new favorite! I am now going to save the seeds for the next crop.
Few germinated. Slow growth
I planted so many seeds indoors, outdoors, everywhere in between and only two germinated.
Seed Savers Response:
Spinach will germinate at soil temperatures between 40-75°F. Spinach takes up to a month to sprout at 40° while it may only take 5 days at 75° but at higher temperatures you may only see 30% germination rates. For best results soak seeds over night in water one week before planting.
Tender, non-bitter spinach!
Excellent spinach- small, baby style. Slower to bolt. Great flavor, not bitter. This was an extra they threw in- and I’m back to order more!
I had good germination results with direct sow outdoors.
Good, but bolted quickly
It was tasty but it bolted almost immediately, despite planting early. We had that hot week in late spring, and that was that. My other spinach varieties did not bolt.