Franchi - Spinach Viroflay *Endangered variety*

Franchi - Spinach Viroflay *Endangered variety*

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Unit: 1 pack

Special Diet: No allergens, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Spinach Monstreux de Viroflay 16th Century, Paris - Endangered Variety*
Epinard monstrueux ou géant de Viroflay
This variety is on the Slow Food 'Ark of Taste' which means it is endangered.
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) is an annual or biennial vegetable from the Chenopodiaceae family.
Monstrueux de Viroflay spinach (literally “monstrous of Viroflay”) is a very old variety – already present in the 16th and 17th centuries – very hardy and resistant to the Parisian suburb cold. It is highly prized because it produces numerous, very meaty, large, smooth leaves and traditionally supplied the Halles market. It is an early variety that grows quickly, yielding one production in spring (from March to May) – it is also known for its resistance to heat – and another in autumn (from September to November), when other green vegetables are rare. It can be eaten both raw and cooked as a side dish.

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