Spinach Matador Seeds

Spinach Matador Seeds

Spinacia oleracea

Item #0304

28-48 Days. Dark green, smooth, oval-shaped leaves are a versatile addition to the kitchen! Matador has great, sweet flavor as a mature plant, can also be enjoyed as a baby green in salad mixes, and has the perfect texture for cooked dishes, such as risotto. It's a cold-hardy plant, but can also tolerate warmer temperatures during the growing season. Slow-to-bolt, very productive plants.

This packet sows up to 36 ft.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds 6"

Row Spacing:

When 2" tall thin to 1 every 6"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, as soon as the soil can be worked, when soil temperature is above 40°F; ideally 50°?75°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 weeks before the first fall frost. If mulched, spinach can overwinter in sub-zero temperatures. Soil temperatures above 85°F halt germination.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: Pick individual leaves from outer edges of plant as they become big enough to use or cut the whole plant 1" above the ground; new leaves will be produced. When picking individual leaves, also removing the leaf stem at the same time is best; this reduces vulnerability to disease during die-back and conserves plant energy. Harvest before the plant sends up a flower stalk (bolting). Just prior to bolting, leaves take on an "arrowhead" shape, adding small keel shapes to the base of the leaf.

Artist: Muriah Allen

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