Lavewa Spinach Seeds

This packet sows up to 48 feet.
3.1666666666667 out of 5 stars
(6 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Rich, green color on productive plants, 'Lavewa' is an open-pollinated variety that competes with hybrids for flavor, heat tolerance, and mildew resistance. Spinach is high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and low in calories.
$2.69 3 grams (~290 seeds)

Botanical Name: Spinacia oleracea

Days to Maturity: 28–45 days

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Southwest Asia

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual. Very cold hardy; fall-sown plants may overwinter even in climates with sub-zero temperatures.

Plant Dimensions: 6"–8" tall

Variety Information: Rich green, glossy, 6" slightly puckered leaves.

Attributes: Good for Containers, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is above 40°F; ideally 50°–75°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 weeks before your average first fall frost date. If mulched, spinach can overwinter in sub–zero temperatures. Soil temperatures above 85°F halt germination.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; roots sensitive to disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"

Row Spacing: 12"

Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 1 every 6"

Harvesting: Pick individual leaves from outer edges of plant as they become big enough to use or cut the whole plant 1" above the ground; new leaves will be produced. When picking individual leaves, also removing the leaf stem at the same time is best; this reduces vulnerability to disease during die-back and conserves plant energy. Harvest before the plant sends up a flower stalk (bolting). Just prior to bolting, leaves take on an "arrowhead" shape, adding small keel shapes to the base of the leaf.

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Lavewa Spinach Seeds Reviews

6 reviews

Great Variety with some issues

2 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2019
I love this variety of spinach, but I have not had good germination and sustained growth overall. It seems to be rather tempermental, so I think I will stick with some of the other traditional varieties in the future.
Patricia Sechi from VA
Owner Response: Hi Patricia, Thanks for the feedback. Spinach can be finicky, in warm soil (over 80 degrees F) is will go dormant. Storing spinach seeds in the freezer and shading the soil with elevated boards or fabric can help. I thought I would leave this tip here in case it is helpful. Our seeds are regularly tested and we are happy to guarantee them. A customer service agent will be with you shortly.


2 out of 5 stars Jan 27, 2020
Not doing great with these - between bugs and weather - haven't had good luck!
Katie Tracy from FL


5 out of 5 stars Mar 25, 2020
Planted these in early spring. With the reviews, I figured I would sow more than needed. All the seeds germinate, so I sadly had to thin a lot of them. Due to the South Texas heat, I decided to grow them in partial shade. These plants did amazingly!
Cindy Peraza from TX

Solid Performer

4 out of 5 stars May 17, 2020
I've grown Matador and Monstrueux de Viroflay varieties in NTX 8A and this one ranks 2nd on ease of germination. Planted in mid January and took about 14 days to germinate. I was able to get three really good cut and come again harvests. The heat tolerance was a primary reason I tried this variety and it started to bolt in mid April when we had a week of warmer than normal temps in the high 80's. Looking forward to planting it for fall garden to see how it performs through our milder winters.
M. Crawford from TX


5 out of 5 stars Jan 26, 2021
good germination rate with good yields for a good price
anonymous from AL

Poor performer

1 out of 5 stars Jan 1, 2022
Only a few sprouted in well-prepared soil. Planted according to directions and got horrible germination rates. Other spinach varieties on same row did great.
nicholas from NC
Owner Response: Hi Nicolas, We are sorry you had difficulty germinating this cultivar. A customer service agent will be contacting you by email to help. Quality is very important to us and our seeds are tested frequently to ensure germination rates meet federal and our own standards. We look forward to helping you.

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