A cold-hardy, flavourful, over-wintering heirloom that can be used for either baby or full-size.
[50 days] An Italian heirloom, Giant Winter Spinach is a high-yielding semi-savoyed variety with dark green, glossy leaves and a great taste. Plant this spinach in the fall and it will give you some of your first greens in the spring. Remarkably cold hardy, this spinach will make through all but the worst weather Britain can throw at you. In fact, it is one of the few plants that will keep growing in winter conditions, as opposed to just holding. It also keeps for a long time after reaching maturity, so you can pick when needed.
Tender and mild, this spinach is great cooked or fresh. Use in anything from salads to frittatas or just sauté it in a little butter. Also freezes well.
This variety is not for spring planting—it will bolt.