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Japanese Spinach

Oriental Giant

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Japanese Spinach

Oriental Giant

EXCLUSIVE - This extremely fast-growing hybrid spinach, bred in Japan, has amazing vigor and quickly produces giant leaves that are at least...
EXCLUSIVE - This extremely fast-growing hybrid spinach, bred in Japan, has amazing vigor and quickly produces giant leaves that are at least double to triple the size of other spinach varieties. Plan on truly bounteous harvests, because Oriental Giant’s big and smooth, slightly arrowhead-shaped leaves produce their huge yields almost overnight. Oriental Giant has excellent mild and sweet flavor, rich green color and a succulent crunchy texture. This fine variety has outstanding disease resistance to downy mildew, races 1-4.
Seed Count: Approx. 385 / Weight: 5 gms / F-1 Hybrid
$ 2.99

TO START OUTDOORS

In early spring when danger of hard frost is over, sow seeds in well-worked fertile soil in full sun. Space seeds 1 inch apart in rows 8 to 10 inches apart, or broadcast thinly for bed planting. Cover with 1/2 inch of soil; firm soil over seeds to ensure good germination. If first sowing germinates unevenly, plant more seeds as they will catch up fast.

 

GROWING NOTES

Spinach is most productive grown in cool spring conditions and sown again in late summer for a fall crop. After seedlings reach 2 to 3 inches tall, thin out every other plant (and enjoy in early salads) and keep thinning in this fashion until plants are spaced 8 or 10 inches apart. Keep the shallow-rooted plants well weeded and watered. Spinach is a heavy feeder so fertilize several times with a high nitrogen source like fish emulsion solution for best harvests.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Wait until plants are well established and harvest just the outer leaves, leaving at least 4 younger center leaves so plant will continue to grow. Water and fertilize after cutting and plants will provide 2 or 3 pickings before weather gets too warm and spinach begins to go to seed. Plant again in late summer to early fall for a succulent autumn crop.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

March–May
Sept.–May
Full sun
part-day shade
1 inch apart
1/2 inch deep
5 – 10 days
Approx. 35

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Days To Harvest

March–May
Sept.–May
Full sun
part-day shade
1 inch apart
1/2 inch deep
5 – 10 days
Approx. 35

Cold Winters

March–May

Mild Winters

Sept.–May

Sun/Shade

Full sun
part-day shade

Sow Seeds

1 inch apart
1/2 inch deep

Days To Germinate

5 – 10 days

Days To Harvest

Approx. 35

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