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45 days. Probably the best and most productive dark green plain leaf spinach for year-round sowing and harvests. Within its class, Olympia is slower to bolt and displays better eating quality than others. An excellent choice for cooking and year-round fresh spinach salads. Typically upright, it grows to 10 inches. DM 1–3, 5, 8–9, 11–12, 14.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Steve M.
Most Productive Spinach We've Grown

Olympia has gone absolutely bonkers in all our client gardens. The lower leaves are huge, like Swiss Chard, but melt-in-your-mouth tender, even at this size. Very slow to bolt, but we've had a cold spring, so we'll have to try it in warmer weather. Seems more resistant to spinach leaf miner than other varieties. Ran out of seeds and will order a larger package next time.

Olympia Spinach

100% pleased w/ Olympia Spinach seeds. From the germination to healthy gorgeous robust plentiful tender leaves.

And yes, by comparison to "� traditional' bloomsdale, definitely slow to bolt. Actually hasn't yet. While the bloomsdale bolt full on now.

Sowing my next row tomorrow, and fortnight later another row.

A star in my book.

Feisty hearty spinach

I honestly forgot I had planted these seeds until they all popped up. These grew so well with very minimal fussing. I had no problem with germination. Maybe the opposite, they did TOO well. I'm flush with spinach. I'll definitely get this variety again.

Disappointed as they did not grow

I was excited to try this variety as the description states they can grow year-round and slow bolt. However, they have very low germination rate and do not grow well. I am disappointed as I sowed them on 2 separate occasions and 3 weeks apart and still received bad results.

Sorry to hear the seed did not germ well for you. We do test every lot of seed we sell and we will not sell it if it doesn't pass our germination standards (which are higher than prescribed by the Federal Seed Act). As always, our products are backed by our full guarantee. We want you, our customers, to be 100% satisfied with the seed, plants and supplies that you purchase from us. If anything you buy from Territorial proves to be unsatisfactory, we will either replace the item or refund the purchase price, whichever you prefer. Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or

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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