Is a very well-known spinach with slightly Savoy-crumpled, broad, arrow-shaped leaves with blunt tip, which are medium-green to dark-green on vigorous plants. This one can be grown the year around and is late to bloom, but yields the best crop from early spring- and late summer sowings. Matador is known under other names too, Viking and Atlanta. A portion contains about 250 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Spinaca oleracea|
|Botanic family:||Amaranth family - Amaranthaceace|
|Days to maturity:||45|
|Sowing depth:||2 cm|
|Germination time:||7–12 days|
|Plant spacing:||10–20 cm|
|Row spacing:||40–50 cm|
SowingSow about 2 cm deep in outdoors plots as soon as the soil is ready! Spinach easily begins blooming in summer because of the long days and the heat. It is advisable to sow gradually from spring to late summer, even a September sowing could succeed. If so, let it winter over for harvest in spring and early summer. Sow the spinach seeds thinly!
SpacingIf the seedlings are to close together, thin out to 10-20 cm of mutual space! There should be 40-50 cm between the rows.
HarvestPick the lowest and largest leaves first! Spinach should, preferably, be used fresh but it is okay to freeze the leaves after par-boiling or drying.
Seed80-120 seeds/g. 50 g sow 100 m. If you scatter the seeds for green manure you need 100-200 g for 100 m2.
A portion contains about 250 seeds.