Palco is adaptable to planting in both cool and warm seasons.
Versatile for harvest as young, baby greens, or allowed to attain its full size. Bolt and disease resistant plants hold well in the field without flowering or succumbing to mildew.
The Northwest's favorable conditions for spinach production allow us to focus our selection criteria on flavor, vigor, and bolt and disease resistance. The highest-protein vegetable, leafy spinach greens boast an unmatched, synergistic complement of vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and carotenoids that when combined, protect eyesight, help prevent the buildup of cholesterol, and target cancer-causing free radicals.
Soil Nutrients and Requirements
Optimum soil pH range is 6.5-7.5. Apply 1/2 cup of a complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost.
When to Plant
Spinach grows best during cooler weather of early spring and fall. Soil temperature above 80°F can cause erratic germination.
Bolting is caused by rising temperatures, day length and water stress.
Harvest & Storage
For baby greens, harvest at 3-4 inches. Individual leaves may be harvested anytime. Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity.
Common insect pest is spinach leaf miner. Control by spraying eggs on the underside of leaves with an Azatrol type spray or destroy affected leaves and keep surrounding areas well weeded.
Plant in fertile soil and use a 3-4 year crop rotation. Palco Spinach is Downy Mildew resistant.
Days to Maturity