top of page

Like the spinach at the grocery store.


"Catalina Spinach, also known as Spinacia oleracea ‘Catalina’, is a variety of spinach that is popular among gardeners and home growers. Catalina Spinach is known for its smooth, dark green leaves that have a slightly crinkled texture. The leaves are typically oval-shaped with a glossy appearance. This variety is known for its tender and flavorful leaves, making it a favorite choice for salads, smoothies, sautéing, and cooking.One of the key features of Catalina Spinach is its ability to withstand heat better than many other spinach varieties. It is considered a semi-savoy type, meaning it has less pronounced crinkles compared to savoy varieties but more than smooth-leafed types.AdvertisementThis characteristic makes it suitable for growing in warmer climates or during the summer months when spinach varieties tend to bolt or go to seed. Catalina Spinach plants typically reach a mature height of about 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm), with a spread of approximately 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm). It has a relatively fast growth rate and can be ready for harvest within 35 to 45 days after sowing the seeds.When it comes to cultivation, Catalina Spinach prefers well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. It thrives in full sun but can tolerate partial shade as well. Regular watering is essential to keep the soil consistently moist, as dry conditions can lead to bitter-tasting leaves. Overall, Catalina Spinach is a versatile and delicious variety of spinach that can be a valuable addition to any garden or kitchen. Its heat tolerance, attractive appearance, and tender leaves make it a popular choice for both beginner and experienced gardeners.


What does Catalina Spinach taste like?Catalina Spinach, also known as Catalina Baby Spinach, is a tender and flavorful variety of spinach. It has a mild and slightly sweet taste with a hint of earthiness. The leaves are tender and crisp, making it a popular choice for salads and sandwiches. When eaten raw, Catalina Spinach has a refreshing and delicate flavor that pairs well with a variety of other ingredients. It adds a pleasant crunch and a subtle sweetness to salads, blending nicely with different dressings and toppings.When cooked, Catalina Spinach retains its mild flavor and tender texture. It can be sautéed, steamed, or added to soups and stews without overpowering other ingredients. The leaves wilt down nicely, releasing their natural juices and providing a delicious, slightly nutty taste." - Catalina Spinach Growing & Care Guide - The Garden Magazine

Catalina Baby Leaf Spinach Plant

SKU: 1197534012171
    bottom of page