Whilst looking for good varieties of leafy greens that might do well in Arizona I happened upon a company called Condor Seeds. They are based out of Yuma, Arizona - which happens to be in Yuma County, the “Winter Salad Bowl Capital” of the U.S. With this knowledge I began scanning Condor seeds’ website until I found what I was looking for. The company happens to sell only one kind of spinach, which just happens to be open-pollinated. So what did I do? I waited and looked around at seed racks in my area until I found the exact same spinach variety as sold by Condor Seeds - Monstrueux de Viroflay. This translates into “Monsterous Viroflay” spinach – Viroflay is a city in France.
|Monstruex de Viroflay Spinach leaves grow pretty large.|
|My first crop of Viroflay Spinach in January.|
|2nd Harvest of Viroflay (March) - the yogurt cup is for bugs|
|A delicious Spinach Lasagna made by my loving wife.|