Giant Winter Spinach was developed as a late fall/early winter crop. The leaves are large, savoyed, and deep green. Winter Giant Spinach is very cold-resistant. Popular in winter as it can be grown and harvested in the cold months for a fresh addition to your dining room table. Large, semi-savoyed green leaves make this cool, hardy variety an excellent selection for yield and flavor through autumn, winter, and early spring. The leaves have a delicate flavor and are tender. Harvest the young leaves for a baby leaf crop. Use fresh salads and steamed or sautéed/stir-fried. Harvest plant whole or in a 'cut and come again' continuous crop. 100 seeds. Winter Giant Spinach does best when sown directly. The plants will be strongest at temperatures between 30-60 degrees, making it best for early spring and late fall growing. Its short harvest time of 50 days makes it easy to grow twice in one year, the spring, and the fall. 50 Days to full maturity.
Very hardy, spinach prefers cool temperatures. Planted as soon as the ground can be worked in spring to avoid early bolting. Minimum germination temperature 35°, optimal range 45–65°. Spinach seed will not germinate in soil temperatures above 85°. For fall crops, try late July–Aug. sowing; to overwinter, sow late Aug.–Sept. Heavy nitrogen requirements, but avoid applying high-nitrogen fertilizers shortly before harvest to prevent high nitrate levels in the leaves. Pick large leaves often for heavier production. Smooth-leaved spinach is easier to wash than the semi-savoyed type and is increasingly preferred. Heat, crowding, and long day length (over 14 hours) trigger premature bolting. To retard bolting, avoid hot-weather planting, use wider spacing and irrigate or use shade cloth.
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