Spinach - Mikado F1 Hybrid
A unique Oriental spinach, Spinach Mikado has an upright habit, producing dark green, large, pointed leaves, multiple side shoots and long stems with pink tinged bases. It is delicious chopped in stir fries, added to salads or steamed.
Spinach Mikado has good downy mildew resistance, for spring and autumn crop. It is ideal for summer sowings due to its superb bolting resistance. Sow seeds from March to August, every 3 or 4 weeks. Sow seeds thinly, 1cm deep in broad drills 30cm apart. Sow regularly every 3 or 4 weeks for continuous supply of fresh leaves and tender stems. Thin seedlings to 5-7cm apart to increase the yield, as plants will make multiple side shoots. Water well during dry periods and also to increase leaf production.