Developed in 1874 by D. Landreth & Sons seed company of Philadelphia. Vigorous upright plants with dark green, glossy, savoyed leaves. Fine quality, very tender, excellent flavor. Quick growing variety with heavy yields. Well adapted for late spring or summer plantings, slow to bolt.
- 39-60 days
- Dark green, glossy, savoyed leaves
- Tender leaves with excellent flavor
- Quick growing and productive
- Slow to bolt
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
Vibrant flavor, tender leaves
Vibrant flavor and tender leaves suited our 2 year old granddaughter. I was able to overwinter this spinach in an unheated hoop-house in zone 6a until it bolted in later April. I harvested it every 6 or 7 days right through January when it slowed. February harvest was once, probably due to the cloudy weather. In March I harvested it every 10 or 11 days. April I tried to stay ahead of the bolting but was unsuccessful even though I was harvesting it every 4 or 5 days.