Bo Tsai, Bo Cai.
Approx. 70~100 seeds per gram/ 10~14 gram per
thousand seeds (M)
Spinach is a cool weather crop. Seeds prefer to germinate in cold
weather. Optimal soil temperature for emergence is 10~18 °C/50~65°F.
It can be planted when soil is workable in spring. Higher soil temperature ( over 20°C/68°F) may result in sharp decrease in germination rate.
Seeding in summer is not recommended.
Spinach tends to bolt (seed-stalk development and flowering ) as
daylength, temperature and plant density increase. Water stress and
inadequate nutrients increase bolting risk. Exposure of young plants
to low temperature (4°C/40°F ) also increases the risk of bolting.