A fine flavored Italian spinach that has dark-green, savoyed leaves; Merlo Nero is fairly early and productive. Rare in USA. (50 days)
Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.
One of the hardiest vegetables, heirloom spinach is grown as a spring or autumn crop, but quickly goes to seed during long, hot summer days. Sow in spring several weeks before last frost date; In autumn, sow right up to first frost.
The seed is planted up to 1/2-inch deep and spaced 3 to 6 inches between plants. Spinach requires rich, moist soil to thrive and should be harvested often to keep the plants producing.