Vegetables Spinach Smooth-Leaf Spinach Red Kitten

Red Kitten

(F1) Spinach Seed

Product ID: 3516

Medium green leaves with red veins.

For baby leaf production in the early spring or full-size bunching in the fall and winter. Uniform, smooth leaves are borne on fairly upright plants. Just a few days slower growing than Red Cardinal, which it replaced. High resistance to downy mildew races 1-13, 15. Avg. 44,900 seeds/lb. Packet: 1,000 seeds.

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$4.10
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5,000 Seeds

$6.95
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10,000 Seeds

$11.30
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50,000 Seeds

$45.00
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100,000 Seeds

$77.00
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500,000 Seeds

$355.00
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1,000,000 Seeds

$660.00
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CULTURE: Spinach grows in a wide range of soils if moist and fertile, but is sensitive to acidity; pH should be at least 6.0, preferably 6.5-7.5.
SOWING DATES: Spinach germinates best in cool soil. Begin sowing in early spring as soon as the ground can be worked. Summer sowing in soil over 85°F (30°C) risks low or erratic germination. If sowing has to be done during warmer weather, irrigating can help cool the soil and improve germination. Sow in mid to late summer for a fall harvest. Spinach can also be planted from late summer until freeze-up in protected structures for fall, winter, and spring harvest. Using floating row covers offers additional winter protection.
PLANTING AND HARVEST: For bunching and full size: Sow 10 seeds/ft., 1/2" deep, rows 12-18" apart. Harvest spinach full size but before bolting, cutting just below root attachment for "rooted spinach", or cut higher for "clipped spinach". For baby leaf: Sow in a 2-4" wide band, 3/4" apart, about 40 seeds/ft. Clip small leaves in 3-5 weeks, depending on time of year and speed of growth. Triple-rinse leaves, sort out cut and broken leaves, and package. For a continuous supply, sow every 7 days.
STORAGE: Store at 32°F (0°C) and 95% relative humidity 10-14 days.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: For full-size leaves: 10M/1,000', 290M/acre at 10 seeds/ft. in rows 12-18" apart. For baby leaf: 1M/25', 25M/125', 1,200M/acre at 40 seeds/ft. in rows 18" apart.
SIZED SEEDS: Standard except where noted.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 24,800-45,800 (avg. 38,800).
PACKET: 1,000 seeds, sows 100'.

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Quick Facts

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Latin Name
Spinacia oleracea
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
23 baby; 34 full size
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Disease Resistance Codes
DM
Downy Mildew (with specific races)
DM
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)
Product Features
Salad Mix Component Salad Mix Component
A mixture of lettuce and greens with different colors, flavors and textures, harvested at a tender, baby, bite-size stage. For fresh salads.
Salad Mix Component