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Razzle Dazzle Hybrid Spinach Seeds

Spinacia oleracea

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Because spinach loves cool weather and can survive sub-zero temperatures when protected sufficiently, it should be planted as soon as the ground can be worked in spring, or after the heat of summer for a fall crop. Gardeners in regions with warmer winters will be able to grow spinach all winter long. Sow the seeds in deeply worked soil 1/2" deep and 2" apart in rows 12-18" apart, later thinning the seedlings to 4-8" apart. For a continuous crop, plant more seed every 10 days until the summer heat begins; spinach seeds go dormant above temperatures of 80-85 degrees F. Spinach loves shade, and can be planted underneath tall plants such as corn or pole beans.

Growing: Because pulling weeds can disturb the roots of spinach, apply a layer of mulch. Keep the soil moist but not too wet, since an imbalance in the water supply can cause bolting. If the temperature rises above 80 degrees F, provide some sort of shade.

Harvesting: Begin harvesting the spinach leaves as soon as they grow big enough for eating. If only individual leaves are being harvested, take the larger ones on the outside of the plant. Otherwise, harvest the entire plant by cutting it off at ground level; new leaves will grow. If the plant bolts and sends up a flower stalk, the leaves will be much stronger in flavor but can still be used.

Seed Saving: Because this variety of spinach is a hybrid, the seed it produces will either be sterile or will revert to the characteristics to one of the parent seeds; reproducing this type from its own seed will not be successful.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Spinacia oleracea

Type: Hybrid, Cool Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 2,500

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Height: 20 Inches

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~500 Seeds) $2.50 Sold Out
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $4.80 Sold Out
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $6.00 Sold Out
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $12.80 Sold Out
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $48.00 Sold Out
5 Lb Mylar (2.72kg) $216.00 Sold Out
10 Lb Mylar (4.54kg) $384.00 Sold Out
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DESCRIPTION

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This hybrid variety, Razzle Dazzle, produces ready-to-harvest leaves just 30 days after sprouting! Best when planted in the early spring when it will be less likely to bolt easily. This high yielder grows up to 20" tall and is resistant to four types of Downy Mildew. Narrow, pointed leaves are mild and sweet, and are excellent for freezing!
Spinach originated in ancient Persia, and reached the Mediterranean region by the 9th century. By the Middle Ages, spinach was known in England both for its medicinal properties and for salad greens. Catherine de Medici, the beautiful queen from Florence, loved this vegetable and required it to be served at every meal; ever since, dishes served with spinach have been known as "Florentine." Thomas Jefferson helped introduce spinach to the United States by growing several varieties in his experimental gardens at Monticello.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Because spinach loves cool weather and can survive sub-zero temperatures when protected sufficiently, it should be planted as soon as the ground can be worked in spring, or after the heat of summer for a fall crop. Gardeners in regions with warmer winters will be able to grow spinach all winter long. Sow the seeds in deeply worked soil 1/2" deep and 2" apart in rows 12-18" apart, later thinning the seedlings to 4-8" apart. For a continuous crop, plant more seed every 10 days until the summer heat begins; spinach seeds go dormant above temperatures of 80-85 degrees F. Spinach loves shade, and can be planted underneath tall plants such as corn or pole beans.

Growing: Because pulling weeds can disturb the roots of spinach, apply a layer of mulch. Keep the soil moist but not too wet, since an imbalance in the water supply can cause bolting. If the temperature rises above 80 degrees F, provide some sort of shade.

Harvesting: Begin harvesting the spinach leaves as soon as they grow big enough for eating. If only individual leaves are being harvested, take the larger ones on the outside of the plant. Otherwise, harvest the entire plant by cutting it off at ground level; new leaves will grow. If the plant bolts and sends up a flower stalk, the leaves will be much stronger in flavor but can still be used.

Seed Saving: Because this variety of spinach is a hybrid, the seed it produces will either be sterile or will revert to the characteristics to one of the parent seeds; reproducing this type from its own seed will not be successful.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Spinacia oleracea

Type: Hybrid, Cool Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 2,500

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Height: 20 Inches

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