Description for Spinach F1 Hybrid
Spinach F1 Palco is an established favourite, it grows slowly, is high yielding and slow to bolt and is therefore very suitable for summer cultivation. It produces quality, dark green leaves, throughout the season. Sow directly outdoors from March to September, it can also be overwintered with later sowings under glass.
Spinach has similar growing conditions and requirements as lettuce, but it is more versatile in both its nutrition and its ability to be eaten raw or cooked.
Common name(s): Spinacia oleracea
Flower colours: green
Bloom time: spring as well as fall and winter season
Max reacahble height: 20cm (8")
Difficulty to grow:: easy to grow
Planting and care
The best growing technique for spring and summer crops is to sow direct into prepared seed beds in the kitchen garden or greenhouse border. Grow at closer density for baby leaf. Tip a small amount of seed into your hand, take a pinch and spread thinly along the trench. Cover with soil, label and water.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil Or Loamy Soil
Water: Water Regularly.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Spinach F1 Hybrid
Keep well watered to avoid bolting (running to seed).
Spring sowings should be ready to be picked in 40 to 50 days. Harvest in the morning. Take what you need by cutting leaves from the outside of the plant, taking care to avoid damage to the roots.
Typical uses of Spinach F1 Hybrid
Special features: Spinach leaves give shades of green when used as a natural dye.
Culinary use: Spinach can be eaten raw in cold or warm salads or cooked and used as a side dish, in soups or pasta sauces. It is popular in egg dishes such as soufflÃ©s, omelettes or quiches. The classic dish, Eggs Benedict, includes spinach. Boil, microwave, steam, stir fry.
Medicinal use: Extraordinarily high in vitamin C and rich in riboflavin, one portion of cooked spinach also contains a very high level of vitamin A, folate, magnesium, potassium, as well as vitamins E, B6, and thiamine.