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Perpetual Spinach

Beta vulgaris ssp. cicla var. cicla 'Perpetual Spinach'

Also known as

Spinach Beet, Perpetual Spinach Beet

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

10cm

15cm

Min

10cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

Seed

Sow seeds in spring (Mar- Apr) or in Autumn (Sept-Oct), thinly about 10cms apart.

Special features of Perpetual Spinach

Crop rotation

Include with 'Root' crops as part of three or four year rotational plans.

Other uses of Perpetual Spinach

Culinary