Renee's has chosen top quality, sweet and mellow tasting Catalina because its nicely shaped, crunchy textured young leaves are just perfect to harvest at baby size for scrumptious fresh spinach salads. Fast growth and bolt-resistance are bred right into Catalina, and its smooth leaves have a mild, nutty flavor with no metallic overtones. The plants are vigorous, productive and long standing. Plan on going right into the garden with your salad bowl to pick the deep green oval leaves at their fresh flavor peak.
Product Weight: 5 grams / Approximately 500- seeds
Plant Type: Vegetable
Flavor: Mild, nutty
Days to Harvest: 40 days
Days to Seed Germination: 7-10 days
Seed Planting Depth: 1.5 cm (.5")
Seed Spacing: 2.5 cm (1")
Row Spacing: 20-25 cm (8-10")
Plant Spacing: 15 cm (6")
Planting Instructions: In early spring when danger of hard frost is over, sow seeds in well-worked fertile soil in full sun. Space seeds 1 inch apart in rows 8 to 10 inches apart, or broadcast thinly for bed planting. Firm soil well over seeds to ensure good germination. If first sowing germinates unevenly, plant more seed as seedlings will catch up fast. Sow again in late summer.
Either harvest individual outside leaves from well-established plants and let regrow, or harvest entire plants. Keep spinach plants well watered and weeded and fertilize these heavy feeders several times as they leaf out and especially after harvesting outside leaves.