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.