Classic, most popular and widely available open pollinated spinach! Harvest heavy yields of large, spreading, glossy dark green, heavily savoyed leaves that are sweet and tender with a rich flavor. Matures quickly. Slow to bolt. Stands 2 weeks longer than most at rosette stage. Cold and heat resistant. Cook as greens or use fresh in salads. Harvest early for baby spinach.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.