Botanical Name: Spinacia oleracea 'Hybrid Tyee'
Height: 6 inches.
Spacing: 6 inches.
Depth: 1/2 inch
Spread: 6 - 8 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Yield: 40-50 lbs./100 foot row
Foliage: Dark green foliage.
Fruit: Rich, dark green leaves
Days To Maturity: 37 days.
Soil Requirements: Light, rich, well-drained soil. pH 6.0 - 6.8
Growth Rate: Medium to fast growth rate.
Seed Count: Approximately 200 seeds per packet.
Comments: Upright, erect, heavy-leaf, bolt resistant plants. Peak condition a week longer than others. Leaves held well off the ground. Plant in Fall, over-Wwinter, Spring and early Summer. Widely adapted for year-round planting. Semi-savoy. Resists downy mildew, Races I, II, III.SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: SPINACH WILL GO TO SEED OR BOLT IN RESPONSE TO WARM WEATHER. WHEN THE TEMPERATURE STAYS CONSISTENTLY ABOVE 75'F. THE PLANTS WILL GO TO SEED. AN APPLICATION OF 10-10-10 FERTILIZER AT RATE OF 1 1/2 TO 2 LBS PER 100 SQ FT. MAY BE BENIFICIAL, PRIOR TO PLANTING. SOW SEEDS DURING COOL WEATHER, 4 - 6 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR LAST SPRING FROST. MULCH W/DRIED GRASS CLIPPINGS OR CHOPPED STRAW TO DISCOURAGE WEEDS AND RETAIN MOISTURE. SOIL SHOULD BE KEPT MOIST TO A DEPTH OF 8 INCHES. HARVEST WHEN PLANTS HAVE 5 - 6 LEAVES & BEFORE SEED STALK BEGINS TO FORM, TYPICALLY 35 - 45 DAYS AFTER PLANTING. OUTER LEAVES CAN BE HARVESTED AS THEY MATURE. WHEN WARM WEATHER HITS CROP WILL DEVELOP SEED STALK, SO HARVEST ENTIRE PLANT.
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