Spinach Helios F1

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An excellent F1 Hybrid variety which has a much more controlled level of growth producing  a thicker leaf and much less likely to bolt in hot weather.  The dark green glossy leaves have a great flavour and texture, perfect for use as baby leaf in salads or left to fully mature. Height: 20 cm (8?). Spread: 30 cm (12?).

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Spinach Helios F1

An excellent F1 Hybrid variety which has a much more controlled level of growth producing  a thicker leaf and much less likely to bolt in hot weather.  The dark green glossy leaves have a great flavour and texture, perfect for use as baby leaf in salads or left to fully mature. Height: 20 cm (8?). Spread: 30 cm (12?).

Cultivation advice Spinach Helios F1

Days To Maturity:  45
Planting Depth:  1/2 inch
Spacing, Row:  12-18 inches
Spacing, plants: Sow 12-18 seeds per foot
Light:  Sunny Location

  • Spinach germinates best in cool soil.  Begin sowing in early spring as soon as the ground can be worked and frost free.  Mid summer sowing in hot dry weather – risks low or erratic germination.   Sow late July into September for the autumn crop.
  • Sow about 12-18 seeds per foot, 1/2 inch deep, in rows 12-18 inches apart and thin when large enough.
  • Harvest young spinach leaves during growth and full-size, but before bolting.  Cut just below root attachment for “rooted spinach”, or cut higher for “clipped spinach.”
  • Spinach grows on a wide range of soils if moist and fertile, but is sensitive to acidity.