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38 days. We love the reliability of this quick-from-seed-to-plate spinach. Palco is adaptable to planting in both cool and warm seasons. Versatile for harvest as young, baby greens, or allowed to attain its full size. Bolt- and disease-resistant plants hold well in the field without flowering or succumbing to mildew. HR: DM 1–5, 8–9, 11–12, 14.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Colleen V.
Great producer

This was my first success with spinach and I'm definitely planting this one again next year. We picked it as baby spinach and it kept producing for a long, long time before the record heat made it bolt. I've planted spinach before and it's always bolted too fast, this held on for a long time. Even the leaves I missed and let get big were nice and tender in a salad.

Grows through the winter

Great spinach for all seasons. I have plants in a 2ft dia pot in my unheated greenhouse here in Washington's , super cloudy and rainy Olympic Peninsula and with some additional LED light help the Palco just keeps pumping out beautiful leaves albeit at a lower rate right through December. I tried varieties like "winter Bloomsdale" thinking by the name they would do better in winter but Palco beats 'em hands down.

Giant leaves if left to mature!

I have all kinds of greens right now, so some leaves have had time to mature. They are way bigger than a human head! Wish I could post a photo! Picked 6 leaves tonight to make a frittata, which gave us a huge volume! I only planted 10 plants, but have an abundance! No pests at all. Also, these seeds were from 2 years ago, and only planted them this year. Still had about a 60-70% germination rate! Love this variety! Very tasty and easy to care for and grow.

Happy Gardener

This is a delicious spinach. Hearty! Planted early and it snowed on the seeds once.
Very large leaves. I belong to a community garden and have given it to several other gardeners who were amazed at how beautiful and tasty the leaves were. No pest problems. Easy to clean. I've been eating it for two weeks. Yummy!

Soil Temp for Germ 45–75°F
Seed Depth ½"
Seed Spacing 1"
Days to Emergence 6–21
Thin Plants to 3–6"
Row Spacing 12"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Minimum Germination 65%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 80
Seed Life 1 year

Spinacia oleracea The Northwest's favorable conditions for spinach production allow us to focus our selection criteria on flavor, vigor, and bolt and disease resistance. The highest-protein vegetable, leafy spinach greens boast an unmatched, synergistic complement of vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and carotenoids that when combined, protect eyesight, help prevent the buildup of cholesterol, and target cancer-causing free radicals.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Optimum soil pH range is 6.5-7.5
• Spinach grows best during cooler weather of early spring and fall
• Soil temperature above 80°F can cause erratic germination
• Bolting is caused by rising temperatures, day length and water stress; see specific varieties for bolt resistance
• Apply 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost

Direct Sowing
• For baby spinach sow 20-25 seeds per foot in a 2 inch wide furrow, in rows 6 inches apart, thin to 1 inch
• Sow July—August for a fall crop
• Sow late-August for an overwintering crop

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Spinach leaf miners
• Insect control: Use row covers, spray eggs on underside of leaves with Pyrethrin or destroy any affected leaves and keep the surrounding area weeded
• Common diseases: See chart below
• Disease prevention: Plant in fertile soil and use a 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• For baby greens, harvest at 3-4 inches
• Individual leaves may be harvested anytime
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity

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HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BM | Blue Mold
CMV | Cucumber Mosaic Virus
DM* | Downy Mildew
LM | Leaf Mold
WR | White Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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