Spinach

Olympia Spinach

Olympia Spinach

SP778

45 days. Probably the best and most productive dark green plain leaf spinach for year-round sowing and harvests. Within its class, Olympia is slower to bolt and displays better eating quality than others. An excellent choice for cooking and year-round fresh spinach salads. Typically upright, it grows to 10 inches. DM 1-3, 5, 8-9, 11-12, 14.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 80 seeds per gram.
  • SP778/S
  • 5 grams
  • $2.75

  • SP778/P
  • 14 grams
  • $3.80

  • SP778/B
  • 1 oz
  • $5.95

  • SP778/C
  • 1/4 lb
  • $10.25

  • SP778/E
  • 1 lb
  • $21.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
45-75°F6-211/2"3-6"1"12"65%1 year≈ 80Low


Spinacia oleracea The Northwest's favorable conditions for spinach production allow us to focus our selection criteria on flavor, vigor, and bolt and disease resistance. The highest-protein vegetable, leafy spinach greens boast an unmatched, synergistic complement of vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and carotenoids that when combined, protect eyesight, help prevent the buildup of cholesterol, and target cancer-causing free radicals.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Optimum soil pH range is 6.5-7.5
• Spinach grows best during cooler weather of early spring and fall
• Soil temperature above 80°F can cause erratic germination
• Bolting is caused by rising temperatures, day length and water stress; see specific varieties for bolt resistance
• Apply 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost

Direct Sowing
• For baby spinach sow 20-25 seeds per foot in a 2 inch wide furrow, in rows 6 inches apart, thin to 1 inch
• Sow July—August for a fall crop
• Sow late-August for an overwintering crop

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Spinach leaf miners
Insect control: Spray eggs on underside of leaves with Neem oil or destroy any affected leaves and keep the surrounding area weeded
Common diseases: See chart below
Disease prevention: Plant in fertile soil and use a 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• For baby greens, harvest at 3-4 inches
• Individual leaves may be harvested anytime
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity

KEY TO SPINACH DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
CMV | Cucumber Mosaic Virus
DM* | Downy Mildew
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.