'Matador' is a Spinach variety in the Spinacia genus with a scientific name of Spinacia oleracea. Matador is generally thought of as a open-polliated variety.
Large, bright green variety, very productive and early, suitable for winter and spring harvesting 1
A fine overall spinach with extremely large, heavy, fairly smooth leaves. Excellent taste and texture, and is very slow to bolt. 2
Giant Nobel, Matador Strain
Leaves the largest of all spinach varieties. A productive variety with thick, rather smooth, rounded leaves. Longstanding and one of the best for canning. We consider this to be the most outstanding smooth leaved variety. 3
Spain is believed to be where Matador originates from.
Matador Spinach needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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By our calculations, you should look at sowing Matador about 60 days before your last frost date.
A variant of Giant Nobel, called the Matador strain. 3
A Spanish heat-tolerant and mildew-resistant spinach was interbred with Giant Nobel, to produce this OP variety.
Matador is Mildew resistant, and will also germinate at slightly higher temps than most other Spinach varieties.
Giant Nobel Improved, Matador Strain
1 Seed packet
2 “Gourmet Seed” catalog www.gourmetseed.com
3 Seeds of Diversity database- http://www.seeds.ca/hpd/catalog.php?catalog=mcfa1937