Seaside is a very uniform baby leaf variety. It has a moderate growth rate and an upright plant habit. Seaside has a nice, smooth, thick, very dark green, spade-shaped leaf making it a perfect choice for baby leaf growers. Seaside also has downy mildew resistance for growers who require a premium disease package.
High resistance to Downy mildew, Peronospora farinosa f.sp. spinaciae 1-11, 15-16 and intermediate resistance 12, 14.
- Cool season annual
- 32,500 seed count per pound.
- Maturity: Approx. 25-30 days maturity for baby leaf, 40-60 days to full maturi
- Planting season: Late spring/late summer-early fall
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Cultivation: Prefers mild and cool temperatures. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring after last frost or late summer/early fall (mulch plants heavily for early spring crop). Keep soil consistently moist. Dry soil, long days and warm temperatures encourage bolting.
For baby leaf, sow seeds in a 2-4" wide band, 3/4" apart. Harvest at desired maturity. Sow seeds every 1-2 weeks for continuous harvest.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Use in stir-fry, purée and in soup. Excellent for ohitashi.