Henderson 'Norfolk' Spinach
Henderson 'Norfolk' Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) This variety is becoming harder to find and is believed to be the same variety listed in the Henderson Seed Catalogues in the late 1800's. Our source comes from a market grower of Prince Edward County, ON, where it is thought to have been grown for years by the sisters of a convent in Kingston, ON. Plants grow semi-upright reaching 1 inches tall. Leaves are heart-shaped with long petioles. The variety resists bolting when sown in the spring but may grow larger when planted in the fall.
52 days to maturity
100 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting instructions: Sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and 1 inch apart, thinning to 2-3 inches apart after germination. Leave 12-18 inches between rows. Begin seeding when soil temperature is 7-10 degrees Celsius. Spinach can be sown as soon as ground is ready since it is a cool season crop. Spinach can also be sown again in late summer as a fall crop.