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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Spinach is a low-growing leafy green which is ideal in salads, but can also be prepared in soups, stews, or as a cooked green. It is a cool season crop, prone to bolting when summer temperatures get too high.

    Latin Name

    Spinacea oleracea


    Family

    Amaranthaceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual
    Vegetable

    Seasons

    Fall
    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1'
    Max Spread: 1'

    Uses

  • Vegetable

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Colors


    Native Range

    Iran


    History

    George Washington's gardeners were planting "spinage."


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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