SP713A - Monstrueux de Viroflay
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)
- 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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How To Grow
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.