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Spinach: Spinacia oleracea 'Amsterdam Prickly Seeded'

Botanical name: Spinacia oleracea 'Amsterdam Prickly Seeded'

Common name: spinach

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Spinach: Spinacia oleracea 'Amsterdam Prickly Seeded'

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Soil: dry, neutral, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 2a thru 10b
Care:
average
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

winter interest, fall interest, edible

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description for "Spinach: Spinacia oleracea 'Amsterdam Prickly Seeded'"

A hardy and historical spinach is 'Amsterdam Prickly Seeded'. This long time European favorite, was also planted in the United States by Thomas Jefferson in the 19th century. Deemed to be the hardiest of all varieties, its medium green colored leaves are more pointed and arrow shaped than others and its stalks are tinged in red. Ideal for salads or steamed. Maturity in 40-50 days. Edited by S. Derr

History:

Seeds originally collected in Europe

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