Winter Giant

Spinacia oleracea

The rich leaves will be a welcome addition to the winter dinner table. Large, dark green, semi-savoyed leaves. Heavy yields and very cold hardy. Recommended for late fall crops, winter greenhouse crops, or overwintering under mulch.

Spinach, with buttery nutritious leaves and cold hardiness, will never go out of style. It prefers late summer weather as it changes into fall, when days gradually become shorter and the sun rises lower in the sky. Spring plantings are best for baby leaf production as the plants tend to bold quickly with lengthening, hotter days. For best results in spring, over-winter small fall planted spinach plants. They will begin to grow again in late winter and early spring for a tasty harvest. Nutrients: vitamins A, E, K, and C, calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium.
SizePrice QtyPurchase
3 grams - Packet $ 2.50
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
2000 1 oz 40 lbs 45
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
Spring/Fall 45-65°F Full/Part Very Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed 1/2" 1" 375
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
4" 6-21 Biennial 3-4 years
A frost tolerant plant that prefers cool growing seasons. Direct seed or transplant in early spring and late summer/fall. Spring plantings are often quick to bolt as the days get longer. For fall harvest, seed in late summer. For overwintering, seed in fall for early spring harvest. Plant in full sun or light shade. Spinach will usually survive all but the coldest northern winters without protection, affording an early spring harvest before bolting to seed. Pre-soaking seeds improves germination. Plant Seeds: 1/2" deep with 1" between seeds, in rows 10" apart. Or, plant in containers 3-4 weeks before transplanting. Soil Temp: 45-65 F. Days to Sprout: 6-21. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 4". Companions: legumes, lettuce, radish, celery, brassicas, strawberries. Seeds/Oz: 1400-2600. Seed Wt./100' Row: 1 oz. Yield/100' Row: 40 lbs. Days to Harvest: 30-50. Seed Viability: 3-4 years.