A 1933 All-America Selections winner originally introduced in 1926 by Zwaan and Van der Molen of The Netherlands. Slow to bolt variety. Large leaves are tender and tasty for fresh eating. Good choice for canning or freezing.
- 50-55 days
- Spreading plants
- Thick, very large leaves
- Good choice for fresh eating, canning, and freezing
- Slow to bolt
- Very productive
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
Delicious - harvested all winter in hoop-house
Delicious, thick leaves do get real big. I overwintered this spinach in an unheated hoop-house in zone 6a. By the end of April it was too hot for it there. I was able to harvest it about every 10 days during November and December. January was pretty cloudy and harvest slowed to once a month through the end of February. March and April I harvested every 5 to 6 days.
I like this spinach so much better than the crinkly leaved varieties. Nice sized leaves are easy to rinse off. Delicious!
not my favorite but still good
Compared with bloomsdale spinach planted in the same beds at the same time in previous years I did not have very good germination with this one. The plants that did come up were all great in terms of taste/texture/growth and pests left them alone but I think I will go back to Bloomsdale
Not successful this year
Have had success before but not thus past year. Low germination and almost immediately went to seed though temperatures were very mild in my area of Wisconsin. Was very disappointed