Avon Spinach Seed, annual vegetable
Culture: Very hardy. Must be planted as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring to avoid early bolting. For fall crop try late July–Aug. sowing; to overwinter, sow late Aug.–Sept. Heavy nitrogen requirements, but avoid applying high-nitrogen fertilizers shortly before harvest to prevent high nitrate levels in the leaves. Pick large leaves often for heavier production.
Smooth-leaved spinach is easier to wash than the semi-savoyed type and is increasingly preferred as attested by our huge sales of Space. Heat, crowding and long day-length (over 14 hours) trigger premature bolting. To retard bolting, avoid hot-weather planting, use wider spacing and irrigate or use shade cloth.
Minimum germination temperature 35°, optimal range 45–65°, optimal temps 55–60°. Emergence takes 23 days at 41°, 12 days at 50°, only 5 days at 77°; however 91% normal seedlings at 50°, 82% at 59°, but only 52% at 68° and a mere 28% at 77°. Spinach seed will not germinate in soil temperatures above 85°.
over 42 day and I still have not received my seeds.