This French heirloom dates back to 1866. This huge spinach can grow up to 60cm (24″) in diameter, with 20cm (8″) crisp, dark green leaves. No matter how big it gets, the leaves stay tender and delicious with lower levels of oxalic acid than other varieties. Plant Monstrueux de Viroflay spinach seeds for plants that are ready for baby leaf harvest in just 21 days! This is Mark’s favourite spinach variety, and a good candidate for planting in the third week in August. You’ll get a small fall harvest, and the following spring it will emerge like magic before any pests are around.
Matures in 40-50 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)