Spinach : Oriento F1 Hybrid
- Cropping: 45 days, 30 days as a baby leaf.
A unique Oriental Spinach with an upright habit, producing dark green, large, pointed leaves, multiple side shoots and long stems with pink tinged bases. Delicious chopped in stir fries, added to salads or steamed. Good downy mildew resistance, for spring and autumn crop. Ideal for summer sowings due to its superb bolting resistance.
|Sowing time:||March to August, every 3 or 4 weeks.|
|Sowing depth:||1cm (½in) deep in broad drills 30cm (12in) apart.|
Sow thinly. Sow regularly every 3 or 4 weeks for continuous supply of fresh leaves and tender stems.
Thin seedlings to 5-7cm (2-3in) apart to increase the yield, as plants will make multiple side shoots.
Water well during dry periods and also to increase leaf production.
Oriental Spinach has delicious stems and leaves which are ideal chopped up for stir fries.