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—September 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.
BM | Blue Mold
CMV | Cucumber Mosaic Virus
DM* | Downy Mildew
WR | White Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Best spinach I have ever grown
Aug 11, 2019  |  By Dennis George
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I was a market organic veg grower for 15 years. Now at home gardening and tested this spinach a few years ago. Nothing like it! I just started the main harvest of large flat leaves just 34 days after sowing on July 7. VERY slow to bolt, even as bolting the leaves taste wonderful. Easy to wash. Side-by side growing test with Bloomsdale show that this one is the only one I will grow, from now on.
Blah Flavor
Feb 16, 2019  |  By Josie
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I didn't think this variety had a very good flavor. Kind of bland and not very spinach-y. Was slower to bolt than the Bloomfield Longstanding that I had also planted, which was good, but due to the blah taste, I'm going to find a different variety.