Slow growing, smooth leaf spinach with dark leaves. Has a good bolt tolerance and flexibity in sowing times at both ends of the season, making it ideal for home gardeners. Use as mature leaf or as baby leaf. Mildew resistant 1-11, 13 & 15.
WHEN TO SOW
March to May and July to October.
WHERE TO SOW
Direct into growing site, sow thinly in shallow drills 2cm (3/4in) deep with 30cm (12in) between the rows. For later sowings, some cloche protection may be required.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
As seedlings grow, gradually thin out seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart. Water well during dry spells of weather to avoid premature bolting. Pick leaves as required.
Pick when young and add the raw baby leaves to salads. Pick leaves regularly whilst young and tender for a mild flavour.
KINGS SAY An excellent source of vitamins A and C, lutein and dietry fibre.