Lakeside Spinach

Lakeside Spinach


25-30 days. Here's a spinach that tops the charts in flavor, disease-resistance, uniformity and quality. Big, smooth, fleshy, oval leaves reach 6 inches long and 3 inches wide with a good, mild flavor balanced with a touch of tang. If you love spinach but struggle with growing a good crop, Lakeside is worth a try, since it impressed us with how well it performed in less-than-ideal conditions. Undaunted by the compromised location in the trial field, it produced healthy plants 16 inches wide and 6 inches tall, loaded with great-tasting greens. HR: DM 1-11; IR: DM 12-14.

   Hybrid Variety
Approximately 80 seeds per gram.
  • SP780/S
  • 5 grams
  • $2.95

  • SP780/P
  • 14 grams
  • $4.25

  • SP780/B
  • 1 oz
  • $6.95

  • SP780/C
  • 1/4 lb
  • $11.85

  • SP780/E
  • 1 lb
  • $32.50
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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.

• 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

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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May 28, 2019  |  By Bill Laurune
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Spinach from hardware store seeds soon bolt and get infested with leaf miners where I live. This stuff just grows huge.
So... Beefy...
Jan 7, 2018  |  By Russell P
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This is remarkable spinach! We grew it for the first time in 2017 and are coming back for more in 2018! The leaves are unusually - I mean, remarkably - thick. This is a spinach with real substance. You know how everyone always says "it's so much better homegrown" but you and I know that it's not *always* true? Well, it's definitely true with this spinach! This spinach drew oohs and aahs from all of the friends that ate it, and it's one of a couple of things that my wife said "can we plant that same thing again next year?" It cut well (and easily) for a long time. Plant a big row of this and you'll be guaranteed to develop your own little love affair with Lakeside.
Quick, delicious spring greens
Oct 8, 2017  |  By Margaret T.
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I planted this variety because of its quick growing time, and it did not disappoint me, producing a great crop of delicious greens in the early spring when my husband and I were hungry for home-grown greens. I planted the rows of spinach next to slower-growing crops like cabbage, and by the time the other crops needed the space, we had eaten all the spinach. Next year I'll plant a lot more of this wonderful niche crop!