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SAKE is a dark green spinach suitable for cool and cold season harvest. A sister-line to Black Glove, SAKE has an improved yield due to its wider, slightly rounder leaf but still retains the characteristics that have made Black Glove a Winter favourite. SAKE has strong tolerance to yellowing during prolonged periods of rain, is upright allowing for ease of harvest and is forgiving in unseasonable warmer periods when it will not suddenly stretch. SAKE has a slight edge on Black Glove at either end of the season and growers who have used Yoda in the past as a transition variety will find SAKE suitable for this slot also. Although a flat leaf type, SAKE develops a thick leaf and a slight savoy in cold periods.

Variety Features

Dark green leaf colour
Oval leaf shape
Flat leaf texture

Agronomic Considerations

Moderate to strong bolting tolerance
Strong field tolerance to yellowing in periods of prolonged wet

Disease Resistances

High Resistance: Pfs:1-11,15
Intermediate Resistance: Pfs:12,14

Market Segment

Babyleaf market
Bunching market

Harvest Period

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec