Monstrueux de Viroflay Spinach Seeds-100 Seeds

Monstrueux de Viroflay Spinach Seeds-100 Seeds


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An open-pollinated French heirloom, dating back to the 1800s, Viroflay spinach is known for its huge leaves that can grow up to 20 cm long. Try using young leaves for fresh eating and let them grow for harvesting and freezing. The leaves maintain a fine flavour regardless of whether you harvest them at full size or as baby spinach. Grows quickly and does especially well in the fall/winter garden. Sow in August for fall crop, cover with frost cloth and have the earliest spring spinach.

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Quick Facts

  • Open-pollinated

  • Heirloom France 1866

  • Matures 45 days

  • Baby leaf in just 21 days

  • Crisp dark green leaves

  • Large variety 60 cm

  • Easy to grow

Direct sow 1 cm deep and 2.5 cm apart as soon as the ground can be worked.  Thin to at least 7.5-10 cm between plants. If you thin to 15-20 cm between plants you will have larger leaves.

Seeds sprout in 7-14 days. Harvest by cutting the whole plant above the soil level and let the leaves regrow for future harvest.

Keep moist- but do not water from above plants.  Overhead watering causes Downy mildew is a fungal disease that causes grayish mould on the leaves.



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