Spinach 'Toscane'

A very disease resistant variety of spinach which is very slow to bolt, so THE variety for late spring and summer sowing. More
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A very disease resistant variety of spinach which is very slow to bolt, so THE variety for late spring and summer sowing.

Genus Spinacia
Group/Species oleracea
Variety 'Toscane'
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Spinach
Border Position Front
Soil Type Fertile
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 30cm (12in). Eat thinnings in salads.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Can be sown in autumn for harvesting the following spring but its resistance to bolting means it can also be sown in spring and summer and picked when leaves are young. Prior to sowing, prepare the area by digging in up to two bucketfuls per square metre of well-rotted organic matter such as garden compost, and raking in a general fertiliser such as Organic GroChar Fertiliser. Sow seeds 2.5cm (1in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart, or in a large container. You can also try sowing into lengths of guttering, filled with a non-peat-based potting compost. Sow two seeds to each planting station and put the lengths somewhere protected; if both seeds germinate, thin to one. When planting from the gutter, make a trench the same depth and length as the pipe, scooping out the soil with a trowel or draw hoe. Water the pipe well to bind the compost, then slide the seedlings from the guttering into the U-shaped trench, pushing lengths about 45cm (18in) long at a time. Slide one section in, then push the next forward to the mouth of the pipe, and so on.
Care Tips Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Toscana is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.
Storing Store in a plastic bag in the fridge for several days.
Harvesting March-May and September-November. 6-8 weeks from sowing.
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Spinach 'Toscane' reviews

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Reviewed 8th August 2019 by Marion

The spinach was not as advertised an although grow well hand taste or look of spinach and we pulled the crop up as we wondered if we had the wrong seed and did not know what it was!!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Peter

Germinated well but did not like the hot weather at all and I did not get any crop.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pip

few came up. Never had a problem with spinach before

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Paul

Reasonable germination and maybe the weather but plants bolted to seed rather earlier than I hoped.