Traditional crop in Europe for generations. This type was grown by Thos. Jefferson in the early Nineteenth Century. In 1806, Bernard McMahon of Philadelphia said it was "the hardiest kind," and that may well be true to this day. Leaves are more pointed and arrow-shaped than the common type. The sturdy plants yield over a long season, producing flat, tender, medium-green leaves with red-tinged stalks. Slower to bolt than ordinary spinach. Traditionally sown in late-summer or early fall for harvest through autumn and into winter.
Latin name: Chenopodium nuttalliae GB Cultural info: WW,HW / Matures 10 / Spacing 12 / Seed code: O Seeds per pkt: 200 Description: Huauzontle. A relative of quinoa and spinach--more or less midway between the two in size, shape and use. Sprouts quickly for use as red baby leaves for salad mix. Harvest the tops as seedheads begin to appear and cook like broccoli with a completely different flavor. Photo: Bill Bruneau, Willits CA
The climbing spinach! A decorative, quick-growing, climbing plant with red-tinged leaves, stems and flowers. Best used in salads, as much of the red pigment is lost in cooking. Heat tolerant, so use the leaves and stem tips to provide a tasty spinach alternative. 9-12ft. 40-60 days.
50 days. The old standard since 1925, does better in hot weather than most. Glossy, deep green, delicious leaves.
Sweet, non bitter flavor raw or cooked. Semi-upright plants; slow to go to seed. $5.99 $3.99
Stands 2 weeks longer than most. Crumpled leaves. 42 DAYS. If the current shipping season is closed, your order will ship at the proper time in the next season.
50 days. Thick, succulent, dark-green, savoyed (crumpled) leaves are very sweet in salads. Bloomsdale is the standard for garden-fresh flavored spinach. When planted in autumn it will overwinter and mature in the early spring. Moderate bolt resistance; best sown in early spring for late spring/early summer harvests.
40 days. Bordeaux brings a new look to an old favorite. This upright vigorous spinach has wine-red stems and veins that really stand out against the dark green, oval leaves. Combined with a sweet, subtle flavor, Bordeaux will add a colorful and nutritious splash to salads or any other spinach dish.
Stunning dark green color and upright growth habit. For baby or full size. Fast growing and highly uniform. Resistant to DM races 1-11, and 13. Tolerance to White Rust. Avg. 54,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 1,000 seeds.
Very dark-green, uniform, oval leaves. Slow bolting. Upright plants hold well. Resistant to DM races 1-11. Unsized seed. Organically grown. Avg. 45,800 seeds/lb. Packet: 1,000 seeds.
Dark green, rounded, semi-savoyed leaves for bunching. As high yielding as , which it replaces, but with a better disease package. Resistant to DM races 1-11. Avg. 44,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 1,000 seeds.
A great spring variety. In our trials Emu has been about 10 days slower to bolt than any other spinach variety. Dark green leaves. Resistant to DM races 1-10. Avg. 32,200 seeds/lb. Packet: 1,000 seeds.
35 days. An heirloom spinach with striking, triangular shaped leaves that are quick to size up. Galilee is especially heat tolerant and suited for summer growing. Vibrant green leaves make an appealing and flavorful addition to salads, and hold up well when cooked.
This is the giant of the spinach clan; plants spread to 25 inches! Tender leaves are great for canning, steaming or salads; for those who want quantity and quality; introduced in 1926.
45 days. A special strain bred specifically for late summer and fall seeding for a crop in early spring. The large dark green leaves are smooth, semi savoyed and flavorful. Wonderful steamed, or excellent in fresh spinach salads. Remarkably cold hardy, and stands well in all but the worst weather we experience here in the Northwest.
This European heirloom produces large, broad, deep green leaves well into the fall and winter months in many areas; this flavorful variety comes to us from Italy. The English name is Giant of Winter.
Basella alba 65 days. Malabar Spinach's heat tolerance makes it a great choice for summer growing. Can grow to 10 feet in warm climates. This unique vine has thick, deep green, 3 inch long by 2 inch wide leaves. Use it stir fried, steamed, boiled, or raw in salads. A good addition to soups, stews, and tofu dishes. Some say the flavor reminds them of beets. The leaves can also be used to make tea.
Latin name: Basella rubra GB Cultural info: WW,HW / Matures 16-20 / Harvest 14-16 / Yield 180-270 / Spacing 12 / Days to Maturity: 90 Seeds per pkt, approx: 50 Seed code: Commercial (untreated) Description: Not actually spinach, but a good hot weather substitute. A very unusual productive and delicious Asian vegetable. Thick, dark-green leaves provide abundant tasty greens throughout the summer when spinach will no longer grow: heat tolerant and vigorous. The current variety has an attractive red stem. Vining habit - provide an adequate trellis for growth up to 6’. Delicious mild taste, we feel best raw! Photos:…
55 days. The thick, dark green leaves of this edible ornamental provide tasty greens throughout the summer, when traditional spinach will not grow. The mild flavor makes Red Stem equally good cooked or fresh, and is more palatable to children than the peppery cool-season varieties.Heat-loving and vigorous, these attractive plants reach 6 feet or more if trained on a bean tower, trellis, lamppost, or any vertical structure with some porousness for twining. The plants sport scarlet stems that contrast beautifully with the deep green of the thick, broad leaves. Many people grow Red Stem for purely ornamental purposes, but there's…
A fine flavored Italian spinach that has dark-green, savoyed leaves; this productive variety is fairly early. Rare in USA.
50 days. Big leaves to 10 inches long, smooth and deep green in color. Very fast growing plants are popular for fall planting. A gourmet French heirloom that was developed prior to 1866.
(Tetragonia tetregonioides) 60 days. Not the same species as common spinach; this variety takes the heat and keeps producing all summer. Tasty. Was listed by Fearing Burr in 1863 in his book, Field and Garden Vegetables of America (see our books). Not frost hardy.
Tetragonia tetragonioides 50 days. Captain Cook first brought this New Zealand native to Europe in the 1770s after he discovered it to be a valuable source of vitamin C. This 2 foot tall perennial has 1-2 inch pointed, lime green leaves that have a spinach-like taste. Usually grown as an annual, sow it in the spring after the danger of frost has passed. Plant 1/2 inch deep and about 6 inches apart. After germination thin to 12-20 inches. Harvest the leaves and tender shoots. Thrives in the hot summer weather.
Latin name: Tetragonia expansa GB Cultural info: WW,HW/ Matures 10/ Harvest up to 42/ Yield 180-270/ Spacing 12 / Days to Maturity: 50-70 Seed code: C Seeds per pkt: 40 Description: Not actually spinach, but a good hot weather substitute. Salt tolerant and will even grow in sand. Has small arrow-shaped leaves, thicker than spinach. Very slow to germinate so give it time Tastes a lot like spinach cooked. Regular trimming encourages lush growth.
Smooth, dark green leaves; excellent flavor. Vigorous plants; very slow to bolt. Lets you harvest over a longer period.
45 days. Probably the best and most productive dark green plain leaf spinach for year-round sowing and harvests. Within its class, Olympia is slower to bolt and displays better eating quality than others. An excellent choice for cooking and year-round fresh spinach salads. Typically upright, it grows to 10 inches. Resistant to races 1, 2, and 3 downy mildew.
45 days. Reliable workhorse dark green glossy spinach that holds well in warmer weather. The leaves are tender, sweet and delicious. 2400 seeds/oz. Pkt (~150 seeds) plants 10'.
Large leafed cold tolerant spinach for fall and winter growing. The leaves are slightly savoyed with excellent flavor. Will winter over under mulch in much of the country.
A tender spinach, suitable for use as baby leaves in mixed salads or for cooking when leaves are more mature. The quality, dark green foliage can be harvested over a long season and is succulent and flavorful. Mildew resistant. 30 days.
Virtually never runs to seed in its first season; very good on dry ground. Succulent, prolific and very hardy. Suitable for fall and winter crops. 90 days.
50 days. (Beta vulgaris var cicla) Belongs to the same species as chard and beets, but it has distinctive differences. The taste is more like a true spinach than ordinary chard, and the leaves look like spinach too—flatter and more pointed than chard, with slimmer stems. Very longstanding in the garden, yielding from late spring through autumn if planted early. Seldom bolts during its first year.
Smooth, dark green leaves are arrowhead shaped. Uniform plants have an upright habit and are fast growing. Resistant to DM races 1-7, 9, and 11. Avg. 44,700 seeds/lb. Packet: 1,000 seeds.
The dark green, round leaves are very uniform and extremely upright. Long stems allow for easier harvest. Suitable for both baby leaf and full size bunching. Resistant to DM races 1-10 and 12. Avg. 45,300 seeds/lb. Packet: 1,000 seeds.
Upright plants. In the spring, use for baby-leaf production only as it is very quick to bolt. May be used for baby leaf or full size in the shorter days of fall and winter. Resistant to DM races 1-11. Avg. 29,700 seeds/lb. Packet: 1,000 seeds.
70 days. This beautiful plant is not a true spinach but a different species (basella rubra). This heat-loving Asian vine has lovely red stems and delicious, succulent leaves that are great in salads and stir-fries. A delicious green that can be grown as an annual in many areas or as a perennial in sub-tropical areas.
Vigorous climbing vines grow through summer into fall. Glossy, thick, savoyed leaves resemble spinach. Dark green leaves and deep red/purple stems. Mild Swiss chard taste. Use leaves and young stems sparingly in salads or stir-fries. Direct seed 1-2" apart, 1/4" deep, or start indoors and transplant outside after danger of frost. Thin to 6" between plants, rows 12" apart. Provide trellis. Avg. 15,000 seeds/lb. PKT: Avg. 100 seeds. Packet: 100 seeds.
This versatile spinach is perfect for using both at baby leaf stage for a fresh addition to salads and when fully mature. Rich, non-bitter flavor is sure to satisfy however you use it! Disease resistant plants are deep green with a slightly crinkled texture. Excellent garden performance in both spring and fall—tolerant to bolting in the heat. 40 DAYS. If the current shipping season is closed, your order will ship at the proper time in the next season.
With its rich, sweet flavor, nutrient dense dark green leaves and resistance to downy mildew, Regal will rule over spring and fall gardens! Simi-savoyed leaves are delicious both at baby stage and when fully grown.
30 days. If you want to present a spinach salad fit for royalty, then Regal is the perfect choice. This semi-savoyed variety is well suited for dense planting and the erect leaves are perfect for baby leaf spinach. Resistant to downy mildew races 1-7.
45 days. One of the nicest spinach varieties for continuous summer harvest. Slow bolting, upstanding plants hold the deep green leaves erect and off the ground, so clipping outer leaves is a clean job. Gently savoyed, the foliage has enough dimension to keep the leaves separated during growth for good air circulation. Super healthy plants are resistant to downy mildew races 1-10.
Very dark green semi-savoyed leaves are large and upright. Slow bolting. Avg. 30,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 385 seeds.
50 days. Samos is specifically bred for autumn and winter production so your spinach salad season can be extended. The healthy, light green, rounded leaves of Samos are tender, and cooler temperatures heighten their sweetness. Vigorous plants are resistant to downy mildew races 0, 1 and cucumber mosaic virus..
Medium dark green leaves are upright and smooth to slightly savoyed. Resistant to DM races 1-3. Avg. 41,600 seeds/lb. Packet: 1,000 seeds.
50 days. Whether eaten fresh or cooked this smooth leaf, slightly savoyed spinach is a slow-to-bolt garden standout. It has an upright growth that produces clean, dark green leaves. It is recommended for spring, summer, and fall sowings, and has an extended harvest period. Resistant to downy mildew, races 1-3.
Produces a high yield of tender and well flavored dark green, blistered, savoyed leaves from spring and summer sowings. Stands well without bolting during hot weather if watered well and kept moist. Makes a great addition to summer salads and dips. 40-48 days.
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Stunning red stems and leaf veins contrast against a darker green leaf. With a sweeter flavor, this is a superb salad ingredient as baby spinach or used as a steamed vegetable. 30 days.
An easy-to-grow and reliable variety producing an abundance of delicious dark green leaves. Long standing if grown in good, moist soil. Ideal for freezing. 40 days.
30 days. Such a terrific all-round Spinach that I highly recommend it to all gardeners, Renegade Hybrid is earlier and more widely adapted than many other varieties. It has the sweetest flavor I've ever encountered in Spinach, PLUS great disease resistance and very heavy yields! Talk about having it all!This variety is round-leafed and very dark green, with heads about 8 to 10 inches high. Compact and tightly packed, it's ready to pick nearly two weeks before most others, and then just keeps going! Pick the leaves individually over a long season -- Renegade won't quit on you!Resistant to Mildew…
30 days. Such a terrific all-round Spinach that I highly recommend it to all gardeners, whether the rest of your veggie patch is organic or not! Renegade Hybrid is earlier and more widely adapted than many other varieties, with the sweetest flavor I've ever encountered in Spinach, PLUS great disease resistance and very heavy yields! Talk about having it all!This variety is round-leafed and very dark green, with heads about 8 to 10 inches high. Compact and tightly packed, it's ready to pick nearly two weeks before most others, and then just keeps going! Pick the leaves individually over a…
40 days. At last, a three-season spinach! Space Hybrid finishes in 40 days or even less, giving you time to grow an entire second crop in late spring! And with the great heat resistance of this hybrid, you can keep going even after the temperatures heat up!The leaves are dark green, smooth, and rounded, held upright on super-vigorous plants. With a tangy, crisp flavor only possible in home-grown fresh spinach, Space Hybrid is sure to become a favorite.The plants grow very quickly, helped by resistance to mildew and great hybrid vigor. Trouble-free and so quick to harvest, they are among…
Latin name: Spinacia oleracea GB Cultural info: CW, WW / Matures 6-7 / Harvest 4-6 / Yield 50-225/ Spacing 6 / Area 15 Seed code: C Seeds per pkt: 100 Description: A cold-hardy variety with large lance shaped semi-savoyed medium green leaves. Excellent for fall seeding for a crop in early spring; also can be planted in spring.
SECTION: Vegetable Seeds, Spinach, Spinacia oleracea French heirloom from the 19th century. Plants up to 2 feet in diameter. One of the largest, most vigorous varieties, and early. Large dark-green crisp leaves, slightly savoyed. Flavorful, tender and succulent even when large. Low acid. Good winter variety. One packet will plant 20 sq ft when using 6" spacing in the bed. (Select Cultural Info/Seed Codes in red top bar for more details about codes below) EA CULTURE: C,W/Matures 6-7/Harvest 4-/Yield 50-225/Spacing 6" DAYS TO MAT: 40-50 SEEDS PER PACKET: 100 SOURCE CODE: C APPROX GERM DAYS: 6-21 WHEN TO PLANT: Early…
(Chenopodium capitatum) An old-fashioned plant that dates to 1600 in Europe. This curious plant produces greens that are picked and cooked like spinach, but it also produces attractive, red berries that are bland in flavor. These add a nice touch to fruit salads. Easy-to-grow plants are similar to "Lamb's Quarters", a wild relative. Found in a monastery garden
45 days. Strawberry Spinach is one of the best-kept secrets of the herb world. A native American plant, this annual sets tiny, deliciously tender leaves that can be cooked like spinach or used fresh in salads. It also sets small red fruits in late summer and fall that taste a bit like mulberries and are lovely fresh or canned. A delectable and useful plant, you'll want it front and center of the herb garden!It's always so nice when you can use almost the entire plant instead of just one part, and Strawberry Spinach draws out this pleasure by setting new…
Chenopodium capitatum 50 days. A dual purpose plant as both the greens and the bright red berries make a unique addition to a summer salad. The triangular-shaped leaves with toothed margins, add a nice texture and taste and are just as satisfying as the sweet 1/2 inch berries.
50 days. Tortoiseshell gives you everything you could wish for in a spinach. Succulent and mild flavored, the deep green, semi-savoyed leaves of Tortoiseshell are held upright for easy harvest and less cleaning. Its slower growth rate and heat tolerance means it's less susceptible to bolting. Well suited for both spring and summer plantings. Resists downy mildew races 1-7.
Known for its bolt resistance and vigorous growth. Dark green leaves with upright growth habit. Suitable for spring, summer, and fall crops. Ideal for overwintering. Resistant to DM races 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, and 12. Avg. 38,100 seeds/lb. Packet: 1,000 seeds.
Known for its bolt resistance and vigorous growth. Dark green leaves with upright growth habit. Suitable for spring, summer, and fall crops. Ideal for overwintering. Resistant to DM races 1, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, and 12. Choose organic or nonorganic seed. Organically grown. Avg. 41,900 seeds/lb. Packet: 1,000 seeds.
Upright plants hold leaves well above the ground. Bolt resistant. 37 DAYS. 1 oz. of spinach seeds contains about 1,200 seeds and sows a 100-ft. row. If the current shipping season is closed, your order will ship at the proper time in the next season.
45 days. A semi-savoyed variety with dark green leaves. Tyee tolerates most known races of downy mildew, also known as blue mold. Consequently, Tyee permits much heavier winter picking than Bloomsdale Savoy. Bolts to seed later than Bloomsdale in spring sowings. A very vigorous grower reaching a height of 10 inches. The upright habit helps keep the leaves clean. Tyee is a great 4-season spinach. Resistant to race 1 and 3 of downy mildew.
The biggest, strongest, most vigorous spinach you can grow! Slower to bolt than any other variety-retains its rich, non bitter flavor for an extended period. Leaves are an intense jade green, meaty and extremely easy to grow. Vital Green is tasty in spinach salad or added to casseroles. Spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense, low-calorie foods you can grow! $5.99 $3.99