Crop: Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)
Breeder: Don Tipping Seven Seeds Farm, Siskiyou Seeds
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Bred for Organic Systems: Yes
Commercial Availability: Yes
Variety Type: Finished Variety
(40-50 days) – This is a farm bred original created by combining the best traits of a variety of savoy leaved spinaches into an open pollinated, interbreeding population (aka “Grex”). Leaf color is very dark green with a wrinkled savoyed shape that really adds loft to raw salads. In our trials last summer this variety bolted a good 2 weeks later than a similar variety grown in the cooler summer climate of Washington. A wonderful glimpse into the benefits of imparting bioregional adaptation through on-farm selection and breeding.