Monstrueux de Viroflay
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Monstrueux de Viroflay

5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


  • Low acid and fine flavour
  • Crisp, dark green leaves
  • A French heirloom dating to 1866
  • Open-pollinated seeds
  • Matures in 40-50 days

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This French heirloom dates back to 1866. This huge spinach can grow up to 60cm (24″) in diameter, with 20cm (8″) crisp, dark green leaves. No matter how big it gets, the leaves stay tender and delicious with lower levels of oxalic acid than other varieties. Plant Monstrueux de Viroflay spinach seeds for plants that are ready for baby leaf harvest in just 21 days! This is Mark’s favourite spinach variety, and a good candidate for planting in the third week in August. You’ll get a small fall harvest, and the following spring it will emerge like magic before any pests are around.

Matures in 40-50 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

2 reviews for Monstrueux de Viroflay

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’m a gardener in Alberta who got off to a late start, planting the seeds May/17. The first crop in a 2′ row was terrific, yielding many meals plus enough to freeze. A second planting in July has been slow to establish, could be due to hot dry summer but with cooler evenings at the end of August I’m seeing quicker growth. Very tasty & a family favorite.

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The best spinach I have tasted! The leaves are tender and mild, even at a larger size. My yield was much smaller than expected, but I started late the year, and we had extreme heat in Ontario. I have a fall crop started, interested to see what the yield will be and how long I can grow into the winter under cover.

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