The DLTP farmers bought the Fordhook Giant variety from Royal Seed which:
Grows well, even in a hot climate
Has large and crumpled leaves
Grows to 65 cm
Matures 60-70 days after transplanting.
Always buy certified seeds. 95-100% of the seeds will grow, so you will use less seed. Certified seeds also:
Give high yields of good quality
Are resistant to some diseases
They grow fast, strongly and uniformly".
Buy certified seeds from agrovets. Fordhook Giant seeds come in pack sizes of 10g, 25g, 50g, 100g, 250g and 500g.
Other spinach varieties, that are mostly grown, include Lucullus, Early Hybrid No.7, Bloomsdale, Giant, King of Denmark and New Zealand Spinach.