EXCLUSIVE - This extremely fast-growing hybrid spinach, bred in Japan, has amazing vigor and quickly produces giant leaves that are at least double to triple the size of other spinach varieties. Plan on truly bounteous harvests, because Oriental Giant’s big and smooth, slightly arrowhead-shaped leaves produce their huge yields almost overnight. Oriental Giant has excellent mild and sweet flavor, rich green color and a succulent crunchy texture. This fine variety has outstanding disease resistance to downy mildew, races 1-4.
Product Weight: 5 grams / Approximately 385 seeds
Plant Type: Vegetable
Flavor: Mild, sweet
Days to Harvest: 35 days
Days to Seed Germination: 5-10 days
Seed Planting Depth: 1.5 cm (.5")
Seed Spacing: 2.5 cm (1")
Row Spacing: 20-25 cm (8-10")
Plant Spacing: 20-25 cm (8-10")
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. Cover with 1/2 inch of soil; firm soil over seeds to ensure good germination. If first sowing germinates unevenly, plant more seeds as they will catch up fast.
Wait until plants are well established and harvest just the outer leaves, leaving at least 4 younger center leaves so plant will continue to grow. Water and fertilize after cutting and plants will provide 2 or 3 pickings before weather gets too warm and spinach begins to go to seed. Plant again in late summer to early fall for a succulent autumn crop.