Spinach 'Giant Nobel'
Scientific Name: Spinacia oleracea
Common Name: Spinach 'Giant Nobel'
Giant Nobel is an open-pollinated, heirloom spinach first released to the public by seed catalogs in 1926.
Giant Nobel is very tender and excellent raw in salads when young, alternatively you can harvest leaves when they reach full size and use them as a cooked green vegetable in curries, soups and pasta dishes.
Choose a growing site that receives full sun or light sun. Dig an organic fertiliser, compost or well rotted manure through the soil prior to sowing to ensure rapid growth. Ensure soil pH is between 6.2 and 6.9, add garden lime or dolomite if soil is too acidic otherwise spinach plants will become stunted. Mulch around spinach plants well with sugar cane mulch to reduce competition from weeds and to keep their shallow root systems cool and moist. Water regularly. This variety while resistant to bolting is unsuitable for growing in warmer climates
When To Sow:
Sow Giant Nobel spinach seeds from April to September in cooler regions of Australia. In temperate regions of Australia sow Giant Nobel spinach seeds from March to May.
How To Sow:
Sow Giant Nobel spinach seeds 1cm deep spacing plants about 30cm apart to allow room for growth. Sow a few seeds each week throughout the growing season to ensure a continuous supply of fresh spinach leaves.
Giant Nobel spinach seeds take between 6 and 15 days to germinate once sown.
Time To Harvest:
Individual Giant Nobel spinach leaves can be harvested as soon as they are big enough to pick, alternatively you can harvest entire spinach plants 6 to 8 weeks after sowing the seeds.