Vegetables Spinach


 

Spinach
(Spinacia oleracea)
Spinach consumption has recently seen a big upturn due to it being full of nutrients and an excellent choice for baby leaf vegetables. Grow at closer density for baby leaf and harvest young.
Sow Early to late spring for summer crops and late summer onwards for winter / spring crops protect with cloche for late crops. Sow in shallow drills 1cm deep, thin to 15cm apart and 30cm between rows.

 

 

Spinach Rubino
Hybrid red veined variety with paddle shaped leaves. Best sown spring and autumn to enhance the vibrant red veined colour. Ideal for baby leaf.

1.45 Av 500 seeds

 

 


 

Spinach Fuji
Oriental baby leaf spinach with serrated leaves, which are smooth, thick and dark green in colour with pointed tips. Hybrid suitable for baby leaf, teen and bunching. Its upright habit makes it easy for picking. Sow January to March and October to December under glass, mildew resistance 1-7, heat tolerant and excellent bolting resistance. Ideal raw in salads or steamed.

1.15 Av 500 seeds

 

 


 

Spinach Bordeaux

Spinach Bordeaux
A burgundy red stemmed/veined F1 variety with contrasting dark green leaves. Ideal steamed or raw in salads. Sweet flavour a striking addition to any gourmet dish, sow March to June and Aug to Sept. For best results as this variety bolts quickly during hot dry weather sow little and often.

1.55 Av 250 seeds

 

 


 

Spinach Tetona
F1 variety with bright smooth rounded green leaves that are slow to bolt and can be picked over a long period. Ideal for baby leaf or salads. Good resistance to downy mildew, sow March to June and Aug to Sept.

1.65 Av 500 seeds

 

 


 

Spinach Kansas
A UK bred F1 standard spinach variety slow growing with erect glossy mid green leaves, best grown for full leaf but can be grown for baby leaf.  Ideal cooked or raw, good resistance to downy mildew. Slow bolting late season spinach sow mid April until the end of August.

1.55 Av 250 seeds

 

 

 


 

Spinach Mississippi
A standard type spinach with dark green leaves suitable for March to September and October to December under glass. F1 variety Suitable for baby leaf and teen leaf production. Good resistance to downy mildew with good bolting resistance for summer sowings. Covering late sowings will increase cropping period well into Autumn/Winter.
 

1.15 Av 500 seeds

 

 

 


 

Spinach Amazon
A fast growing UK bred F1 variety Amazon has attractive dark green round leaves suited to baby leaf spinach. Suitable for spring and autumn growing. It is possible to sow early during February and as late as September, the recommended times for sowing are March to mid April and August. Mildew resistant

1.15 Av 500 seeds

 

 

 


 

Spinach Rakaia

Spinach Rakaia
A F1 savoy variety of spinach bred in the UK with dark green glossy leaves and a distinctive sweet creamy flavour, ideal for baby leaf. Early season, sow from March to mid April and mid August to mid September.

0.95 Av 500 seeds

 

 

 


 

Spinach Boeing F1

Spinach Boeing F1
A slow bolting F1 variety developed for the main summer production period. Sow during April to August. Highly attractive smooth, round, dark green leaves. Mildew resistance. Treated seed.

0.85 Av 500 seeds

 

 

 


 

  Spinach Giant Winter
Sow August / September Harvest October to December
A winter leaf vegetable. Large, lance shaped leaves of good strong flavour. If given protection from mid-November the plants will last into the new year.

0.95 Av 250 seeds

 

 

 


 

New Zealand Spinach

New Zealand Spinach
Tetragonia
An alternative to spinach and can be picked throughout the summer and into the autumn, plants do not run to seed during the hot summers. Leaves are used raw or cooked, Young leaves used raw in salads. Sow in trays/pots plant out after last frosts in a sunny position. Or sow in situ in shallow drills 1cm deep, pinch out growing tip to make the plants bush out. 5 gram pkt Approx 70 seeds

1.45 Av 5 gram pkt

 

 

 

 


 

Komatsuna Greens
Mustard Spinach

A hardy, vigorous cold tolerant vegetable. The flavour can be best described as a combination of mustard and cabbage with a hint of spinach,
delicious in stir fry. 25 days for baby leaf   55 days mature plants

Komatsuna Torasan seeds

Komatsuna Torasan F1    Baby Leaf
A uniform quick growing F1 mustard spinach hybrid with light green juicy, tender stems. Dark green glossy leaves. Use in salads or stir fry. A cold tolerant variety for autumn. winter and spring production.
Quick and easy to grow and vigorous. Sow during spring summer and autumn in situ, late winter early spring and late autumn sowings under cover in unheated polytunnels/cloches for a winter to spring harvest. For a mature crop to harvest for greens during winter sow mid summer in situ. For seedling crop baby leaf either broadcast sow or in wide drills. Mature crop sow in situ or transplant from modules space for small plants from 5cm apart up to 50cm for larger plants.

0.99 Av  200 seeds

 


 

Komatsuna Tokisan seeds

Komatsuna Tokisan F1
Similar to Komatsuna Torasan a F1 mustard spinach hybrid used in Stir Fry and Salads. Suitable for sowing all year round and in general a more heat tolerant variety ideal for sowing during the summer months. Brassica rapa var. perviridis.

1.15 Av 400 seeds


 

 


Leaf Beet or Spinach Beet
Beta vulgaris
Sow March onwards in shallow drills, thin to 15cm apart and 30cm between rows.

Perpetual Spinach Seeds

Perpetual Spinach
Cut and come again, baby leaf. Heavy cropping of succulent dark green leaves, that are used as spinach. Suitable for cutting over a long period during the summer months, leaf beet can also be harvested autumn and winter. Rarely runs to seed in its first year. RHS Award of Garden Merit.

0.79 Av 200 seeds


1.25 Two x 200 seeds


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The cultural information should be used as a guide only, I have found a number of different sowing techniques for the same seed from different sources there does not seem to be a standard. With this in mind you should use this website as a guide only, you probably already have a tried and tested way of sowing different seeds. As a rule of thumb the larger the seed size the more cover it requires, and fine seed like Lobelia Begonia etc requires no cover.
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