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'Matador' Spinach
Sub-Category: Spring
Description: Plants produce dark green, smooth leaves.
Days To Maturity: 47-50
Seed Sources:
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Taste: (2.0 Stars)Taste
Yield: (1.0 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (2.0 Stars)Ease/Reliability
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Reviewed on 01/01/2018 by demandy - A novice gardener

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Wake, North Carolina, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

I have tried this two seasons with no luck. Bed germination and then what did grow would not get above a puny size. I tried both in the early spring and then in late summer and could not get a yield from this plant although other lettuces did well in the fall.

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