Spinach - Amazon F1
From successive sowings this British bred variety will produce high yields of glossy, dark green, rounded leaves from spring through to autumn. Spinach 'Amazon' is fast growing with good resistance to downy mildew and bolting, making it ideal for harvesting as baby leaves or growing on as mature plants. Well suited to the British climate, this RHS AGM variety can be grown in the vegetable plot or in containers on the patio. Height and spread: 20cm.
Sow directly outdoors from March to August in well prepared, fertile, moist soil in sun or semi shade. Early spring and late autumn sowings can also be made under cloches or in the border soil of a cold greenhouse. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm in drills 30cm apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 5cm apart. The thinning are ideal for adding to salads. Sow every 3 to 4 weeks for a continual supply of spinach leaves throughout summer and autumn.