Spinach: Space Hybrid #243

Regular price $2.49

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Net Wt. 3g (approx. 200 - 250 seeds)

This variety had a longer harvest period than most spinaches on trial at the Georgeson Botanical Garden in Fairbanks and one of the best spinaches tested in Alaska. Produces the kind of vigorous, big, thick, wavy, mostly smooth, slightly savoyed leaves that restaurant chefs adore. Upright plant growth results in good clean dark-green leaves that have a juicy, sweet flavor and are easy to wash. It is quick-growing for baby leaf harvest and resists disease and Alaska's long days for amazing production that isn't halted by early bolting. Spinach bolts quickly when the days get longer so it must be planted as soon as the garden can be prepared in spring for a successful crop. Ideal for salads, cooked greens and a souffle, a very popular variety for fresh use and freezes and cans well. Spinach is a very nutritious vegetable that is high in iron. Resistant to downy mildew, races 1-3