Beta vulgaris ssp. cicla var. cicla 'Perpetual Spinach'
Also known as
Spinach Beet, Perpetual Spinach Beet
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Perpetual Spinach Overview
Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. cicla 'Perpetual Spinach' commonly known as Perpetual Spinach, is a hardy biennial that has been cultivated for its large green leaves. With a taste and texture similar to Spinach, this bolt resistant beet makes a great alternative to grow in the kitchen garden over the summer months. Its prolific growth will continue throughout the cooler weather, providing a harvest throughout the winter. This plant has earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Common problems with Perpetual Spinach
How to harvest Perpetual Spinach
Pick external leaves from May onwards, throughout the year until the following Feb.
How to propagate Perpetual Spinach
Sow seeds in spring (Mar- Apr) or in Autumn (Sept-Oct), thinly about 10cms apart.
Special features of Perpetual Spinach
Include with 'Root' crops as part of three or four year rotational plans.
Other uses of Perpetual Spinach