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Spinach 'Helios' F1 HybridSpinacia oleracea

Hardy Annual

What is Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Dark, thick, nutritious leaves

New breeding resulting in a strong summer performance

Good tolerance to downy mildew

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Height Up to 20cm (8in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Annual

kitchen garden

sun or semi shade

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Sowing Months Harvest Months

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Description
Harvest regular pickings of vitamin-packed and tasty home-grown spinach, these easy to grow leaves are best enjoyed and most nutritious when picked and used straight away. Quick to crop, make successive sowings of Spinach ‘Helios’ F1 Hybrid and you can start enjoying your first harvest within weeks, then continuously through the summer months and into autumn. This variety has a slower speed of growth, producing a thicker leaf which helps protect it from bolting in mid-summer. The beautiful dark green glossy leaves have a good flavour and texture, ideal for use as a baby leaf in salads or cooked. Height: 20cm (8”). Spread: 30cm (12”).


1 packet (300 seeds) (KA9990)

Sowing
Direct sow spinach outdoors from March to September in well prepared, fertile, moist soil in sun or semi shade. Early spring and late autumn sowings can also be made under cloches or in the border soil of a cold greenhouse. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (1/2”) in drills 30cm (12”) apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 5cm (2”) apart. The removed baby leaves can be used in salads. Sow every 3 to 4 weeks for a continual supply of spinach leaves throughout summer and autumn.
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Water spinach regularly as dry conditions may cause spinach plants to bolt. Hoe between rows to prevent weeds from establishing. A thick mulch applied around the plants will help to retain moisture in the soil. Harvest spinach leaves when required by picking a few leaves from each plant. Regular harvesting will promote a constant supply of fresh young growth. Alternatively pull up whole, mature plants.

The flavour of spinach can be brought out perfectly when the cooked leaves are seasoned with nutmeg, pepper and sugar. Steam lightly to retain maximum taste and nutrients.

Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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