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Spinach 'America'

Spinacia oleracea

  • 25 plantings
  • 1 available for swap
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  • 22 stashed

America is part of the Spinacia genus and is a Spinach variety. Its scientific name is Spinacia oleracea 'America'. America grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. America is known for growing to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (1.95 feet).

This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for America Spinach is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

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

How to grow America

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A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that America is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 6 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. America requires a loamy soil with a ph of 6.0 - 7.0 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to neutral soil.

Growing America from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 3.12 inches (8.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 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 America about 60 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting America

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 America is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting America