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Spinach: Spinacia oleracea 'Oriental Giant'

Botanical name: Spinacia oleracea 'Oriental Giant'

Common name: spinach

also known as (common garden spinach, winter spinach)

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Spinach: Spinacia oleracea 'Oriental Giant'
Spinach: Spinacia oleracea 'Oriental Giant'
Spinach: Spinacia oleracea 'Oriental Giant'
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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 6a thru 9b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
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Attributes:

edible

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description for "Spinach: Spinacia oleracea 'Oriental Giant'"

'Oriental Giant,' an 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. 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 autumn for a succulent autumn harvest. - edited by dtd pbcouchman

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