Organic Spinach Renegade F1
Organic Spinach Renegade F1: Spinacia oleracea
- Fast maturing, high-yielding, sweet baby leaf spinach variety
- Bolt and mildew resistant and can be overwintered under cover or in milder areas.
- Sow: March to October
- Harvest: June to December
Originated as a wild plant in Persia and Asia where it has been cultivated for centuries before arriving in Europe in the 14th Century.
The taste of true spinach and the freshness of it when picked from your own garden is hard to beat. The leaves are soft and green, and packed full of goodness (vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and iron).
Spinach Renegade F1 is a fast-maturing, high-yielding and very sweet spinach variety. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit, it has good bolt-resistance and good cold tolerance so can be over-wintered in milder areas. The leaves are dark green, oval in shape and show good resistance to downy mildew.
Spinach Renegade F1 is suited to plahnting in rows in the vegetable patch or alternatively in large containers, pots or even at the front of a flower border.
Sow: March to May and again from August to October in shallow drills, 2cm deep and rows 30cm apart, thinning to 15cm between plants.
Spinach germinates and grows best in cool weather, germinating best around 21°C (70°F). It thrives in rich soil which holds moisture as it will run to seed if too dry. Sow little but often for continuity.
Grow: Prefers a sunny or part shade spot in well draining, fertile soil. Keep soil moist; dry soil can cause bolting.
Harvest: Spring sowings are ready in 40 to 50 days. Harvest in the morning by cutting leaves from the outside of the plant, taking care to avoid damage to the roots. Pick a little and often to encourage new tender leaves and remove all seed heads to maintain production.