Spinach, Gigante d?'Inverno (Winter Giant). Very large, glossy dark green leaves which are pointed. Resistant to cold. Large plant, excellent taste and texture, heavy production. 15 gram packet. Approximately 1000 seeds. Late summer & fall planting or to overwinter.
Posted by Horseshoe in NC on 22nd Mar 2012
I first grew Gigante d'Inverno spinach a few years ago and was impressed from the very beginning. The seeds offered excellent germination and the plants grew HUGE, living up to their name "Gigantic". Unfortunately this review won't let me post a photo or I could show you spinach leaves as big, or bigger, than my hands.
The texture of the leaves is tender, perfect for fresh eating in salads, and it only takes a few leaves to make a very large salad!
This is the best spinach I've grown in the past 3 decades. Then again, I should rephrase that to 'this is the best spinach I've ever grown'! I'm sure I'll be growing this variety the rest of my gardening life.
Posted by Marion in OH on 22nd Mar 2012
grows quickly, even when it's cold, but bolts at the first warm day. excellant first spinach, even overwintered in ohio.
Posted by Paul on 5th Aug 2011
I plant this spinach in August and it grows and overwinters under the snow. I live in Marlboro, Vermont and if I was south of here I would mulch it lightly with straw or dry leaves.
The plants explode forth in the spring and pump out tender, delicious leaves until they finally go to seed in the first heat of late June.