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Giant Nobel Spinach

Giant Nobel Spinach

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Giant Nobel
Spinacia oleracea

50 days — The plants of 'Giant Nobel' spinach are very large and spreading in habit. Sow in late spring (it is slow to bolt) for heavy yields of giant, thick, dark green leaves. Along with wonderful fresh use qualities, it is also an excellent variety for canning or freezing.

Developed by inbreeding a monoecious plant found in the variety named 'Gaudry' and released by Zwaan and Van der Molen, Voorburg, Netherlands in 1926.[1] An "All-America Selection®" winner in 1933. According to the USDA, 'Giant Nobel' spinach has also been marketed over the years by various seed suppliers using the following synonyms:

'Diamond', 'Diamant', 'Early Giant Smooth Leaf', 'Nobel; Enkhuizen Monstrous', 'Gaudflay', 'Gaudry Long Standing', 'Giant Fillbasket', 'Giant Leaved Long Standing Gaudry', 'Giant Smooth Leaved', 'Giant Thick Leaved', 'Large Round Thick Leaved', 'Large Round Thick Leaved Gaudry', 'Matador', 'Matador Longstanding Giant Leaved', 'Monstrous of Enkhuizen', 'New Long Standing Gaudry', 'Nobel Giant Leaved', 'Nobel Gaudry', 'Round Thick Leaf', and 'Supra'.

Each packet contains four grams, which is approximately 300 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Spinach and other greens thrive in cool spring and fall weather (50° F to 60° F). A few greens can handle summer heat, but most of them prefer the cooler temperatures of spring and fall. Most lettuce and greens can withstand occasional exposure to light frost but if very cold weather is coming, protect your plants with a frost cover.

Sowing: Prepare the seedbed outdoors using a hard tined rake, smoothening out the soil. Lightly sow and just barely cover the seeds with soil. Keep soil moist until germination is achieved. You can also start seeds indoors by sowing into seed starting trays using fresh new seed starting potting mix into clean seed starting trays. Just barely cover the seeds and keep well watered until they sprout. Harden off and transplant into the garden after about 3 weeks. Informational References:
  1. "Descriptions of Types of Principal American Varieties of Spinach," USDA Miscellaneous Publication No. 316, October, 1938