Space has dark green, round, spoon shaped, almost smooth leaves that are still meaty enough for real flavour. The leaves are held up off the ground so they stay clean. We recommend this one for summer and fall harvest. This variety is lovely both cooked and raw, as baby leaf spinach, or full size. It will work in larger containers for early spring and late fall growing. Space spinach seeds have hybrid resistance to downy mildew races 1 to 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, and 12. This variety boasts intermediate resistance to cladosporium leaf spot, as well. A fine hybrid developed for growing in the Pacific Northwest.
Matures in 45 days. (Hybrid seeds)
The trick to growing spinach is to grow it fast and harvest it fast, and use the right varieties in the right season. Spinach bolts as the days get long and when the weather gets hot. That’s why spinach is usually grown in early spring and fall, in low temperatures and short days. Some varieties ddo a little better in long day, hot conditions. Pick them promptly in hot weather. For summer harvests, try New Zealand Spinach. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Spinach from Seed Guide and grow food.