Spinach – Norfolk


Packet ( ~225 seeds)


Norfolk Spinach is full of dark green, savoyed leaves with thick, non-brittle stems and great flavor. One of the best parts of this farm gig is conducting variety trials. In addition to the dozens of our own Deep Harvest trials, every year we participate with Organic Seed Alliance to conducted a few trials with the NOVIC project. The Northern Organic Variety Improvement Collaborative involves dozens of farms across all northern U.S. growing areas that seeks to determine which varieties perform best in our cool climate as well as to evaluate new breeding material coming out of various universities and companies. In 2020 we participated in a NOVIC spinach trial, looking at disease resistant spinach with high vigor, attractiveness and good bunch-ability. (We like to harvest mature spinach plants for bunching rather than cut-and-come-again baby leaves, as it’s a big CSA time-saver and results in better spinach flavor). This is all to say that Norfolk Spinach rocked all of these categories, winning an esteemed position in our catalog.

Days to Maturity: 45
Latin Name: Spinacia oleracea
Life cycle for seed saving: Annual

Planting Instructions:
Direct seed Norfolk Spinach as soon as soil can be worked.  Optimal soil temp for germ is 50-60°.  Best for spring of fall. Planting Depth: 1/4”.  Seeding rate: every 1-2”. Row spacing: 12-18” for bunching, 5” for baby leaf.

All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!

Additional information


Packet (~240 seeds) – $3.90, 15g – $7.00