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Spinacia oleracea 'Bordeaux' (Spinach 'Bordeaux')

Intermediate
skill rating
3 hours care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Spinacia oleracea 'Bordeaux'

Other names

Spinach 'Bordeaux'

Genus

Spinacia Spinacia

Variety or Cultivar

'Bordeaux' _ 'Bordeaux' is an annual grown as an edible vegetable with simple leaves and inconspicuous, yellow-green flowers. This variety has Christmas tree-shaped leaves with red veins that taste especially sweet when picked small. Good mildew resistance.


Spinacia oleracea 'Bordeaux' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Birds , Slugs , Snails Birds , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Good mildew resistance.

Bolting , Leaf spot , Spinach blight Bolting , Leaf spot , Spinach blight

General care

Pruning

Thin out to 10cm (3 in) apart and keep weed free. Protect with a cloche during winter.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Spinacia oleracea 'Bordeaux' (Spinach 'Bordeaux') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Spianch needs rich, fertile soil to produce tasty crops. Sow thinly in late summer in drills 1cm (1/2in) deep spaced 30 cm (12in) apart. The ideal location is between taller plants which will shade the spinach.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Spinacia oleracea 'Bordeaux'

Other names

Spinach 'Bordeaux'

Genus

Spinacia Spinacia

Variety or Cultivar

'Bordeaux' _ 'Bordeaux' is an annual grown as an edible vegetable with simple leaves and inconspicuous, yellow-green flowers. This variety has Christmas tree-shaped leaves with red veins that taste especially sweet when picked small. Good mildew resistance.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Irregular


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Birds , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Good mildew resistance.

Specific diseases

Bolting , Leaf spot , Spinach blight

General care

Pruning

Thin out to 10cm (3 in) apart and keep weed free. Protect with a cloche during winter.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Spinacia oleracea 'Bordeaux' (Spinach 'Bordeaux') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Spianch needs rich, fertile soil to produce tasty crops. Sow thinly in late summer in drills 1cm (1/2in) deep spaced 30 cm (12in) apart. The ideal location is between taller plants which will shade the spinach.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Spinacia oleracea 'Bordeaux' (Spinach 'Bordeaux')

Common pest name

Acorn disease; Citrus little leaf; Citrus stubborn disease; Little leaf of citrus; Stubborn disease of citrus

Scientific pest name

Spiroplasma citri

Type

Bacterium

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Bacterial pest affecting citrus and field vegetables now present in parts of the EU. Carrots are the main crop potentially at risk; but main vectors responsible for transmission are unlikely to establish in the UK. EU regulations should be updated to reflect extended host range. Industry may be interested in pursuing research to investigate impacts on field vegetables.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Spinacia oleracea 'Bordeaux' (Spinach 'Bordeaux')

Common pest name

African cottom leafworm; Cotton leafworm; Egyptian cotton leafworm; Egyptian cotton worm; Mediterranean climbing cutworm; Meditteranea Brocade; Tobacco cutworm

Scientific pest name

Spodoptera littoralis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Regulated pest; frequently intercepted with occasional outbreaks which have been successfully eradicated in the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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