This winter spinach has large, smooth, nutty, and mild leaves that can be seeded in the fall for an early spring harvest. You can also seed this variety in the spring or late summer. It is named for Haldenstein, the Swiss town where people have been growing this pointy-seeded heirloom since before WWI. Grown by EFN board member and Truelove Seeds founder Owen Taylor in Pennsylvania.
GROWING TIPS: Barely cover and tamp down the seeds directly in the ground. Seed in fall and overwinter in the garden for an early spring harvest. In zone 7 and colder, cover with low tunnels or cold frames during the coldest months. Alternatively, you can sow as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring or in the late summer when nights start to get cooler.