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'Merlo Nero' Spinach

'Merlo Nero' Spinach

Regular price $3.75 Sale

Spinacia oleracea

Origin: Philomath, Oregon

Improvement status: Cultivar

Seeds per packet: ~150

Germination tested 12/2022: 93%

Life cycle: Annual

The name means "Black Bird" in Italian, and it we think it perfectly suits the dark-green leaves of this cool-loving savoyed spinach. Its tender and nutrient-rich leaves are absolutely delicious. This is bound to become a highly sought-after spinach.

Our seed comes from the plant wizards at Wild Garden Seed in Philomath, Oregon.

GROWING NOTES: Requires cooler weather, so plant in early spring or fall. Temperaturs of 85 or higher will cause bolting. It's a great winter coldframe variety. Succession sow for best yields as long as possible.