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Spinach 'Tyee'  

Spinacia oleracea

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Tyee is part of the Spinacia genus and is a Spinach variety. Its scientific name is Spinacia oleracea 'Tyee'. Tyee is generally thought of as a hybrid variety. Leaves appear approximately as a   Dark green colour.

Sweet semi-savoy flavor and slow to bolt.

This hybrid spinach has very dark and thick green leaves that grow very fast. Good for fall planting.

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Tyee is known for its Stemless habit and growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet).

Tyee 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.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Tyee have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Tyee

  • Full Sun

  • Low

Cover seeds with mulch for an early spring crop. Plant seeds every two to three weeks for a continuous supply during the season.

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Tyee is thought of as half hardy, so remember to watch your frost dates and ensure you have this plant protected when the temperature dips. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 6 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Tyee needs a loamy soil with a ph of 6.0 to 7.0 (weakly acidic soil to neutral soil).

Growing Tyee from seed

Ensure a distance of 3.12 inches (8.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.49 inches (1.25 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 8°C / 46°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Tyee about 60 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Tyee

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 0°C / 32°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Tyee is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Tyee

Harvest this spinach five weeks after sowing. Cut leaves two inches above the soil and allow them to grow back before harvesting again.1

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