Spinach Monstrueux de Viroflay HEIRLOOM Seeds

Spinach Monstrueux de Viroflay HEIRLOOM Seeds

Spinacia oleracea

Item #0223

28-50 days. Also known as simply, "Viroflay", the huge, deep green, tender leaves are a spinach lover's delight! Give it a bit more room in your plot; the plant can get up to 2' wide, and with 10" long, tender leaves, spinach production is a snap! Extremely vigorous, and particularly good for fall sowings. Use the thinned seedlings fresh in salads.

This packet sows nine 10-foot rows.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of
3 seeds every 8"

Row Spacing:

When 4" tall
thin to 1 every 8"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, when soil temperature is above 40°F, or as soon as the soil can be worked. Successive Sowings: Every 2 to 3 weeks until 4 weeks before the first fall frost. If mulched, spinach can overwinter in sub-zero temperatures. Soil temperatures above 75°F halt germination.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: Pick individual leaves from outer edges of plant as they become big enough to use, or cut the whole plant 1" above the ground, and new leaves will be produced. Harvest before the plant sends up a flower stalk.

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