Spinach, Steadfast (Organic)
Spinacia oleracea. 50 days.
With good warm weather tolerance, this is the best spinach we have found for late spring / early summer sowings. While not as early as others, it resists bolting later than other varieties, providing a longer harvest window. Smooth, triangular, succulent dark green leaves have a pleasant, mild flavor that is great raw or cooked. Cold tolerant, too! Highly recommended by Steve Solomon. Thanks to Turtle Tree Seeds for turning us on to this one.
Seed produced by Empowered Flowers in Oregon City, Oregon.
Best when direct sown, early spring or late summer / early fall, 2-3 seeds per inch in 12” rows. May also be sown indoors. Transplant 3-4 weeks after sprouting to 6” centers. Great choice for winter gardens in our area, providing food during the hunger gap.
Collect seeds from 30 or more plants to avoid inbreeding, making sure at least 5 are male. Cut seed heads when seeds are dry, thresh by hand or by dancing. Winnow to clean. Isolate from other flowering spinach by 1 mile.