50 days. Cold hardy. Lush dark green tender semi-savoy leaves festoon 1m tall plants. Ideal winter greenhouse crop for fall to spring eats. No greenhouse? You can over-winter outside under mulch for early spring to mid summer greens. Tasty fresh & cooked. Blanche and freeze for later. A favorite. Does not loose its colour when cooked.
- Seed Count: 50+
- Collection Date: Oct 2019
- Hardiness Zone: garden annual
- Height and Width: 1m x 1m
- Preferred conditions: Full to semi sun; humus rich acidic soil
- Germination test type: actual/hand sort
How to germinate Giant Winter Spinach seeds
Soak 24 hrs. Sow 1cm deep in prepared bed amended with compost & balanced organic fertilizer. Keep moist. Germs 10 days at 20C. Thin, leave strongest plants spaced 15cm apart. Sow late June for fall harvest; late August for overwintering in greenhouse for loads of tender winter greens. Crowded conditions, dry soil, hot temps will make plants bolt. Happy plants give lots of tasty viddles cooked, fresh or blanched then froze.