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Spinach, Spinacia oleracea / Chenopodiaceae
The varieties, both fresh and frozen, are available all over the year from countries producing all over the world. In general, spinach are found in the markets during autumn and spring. However, during the summer period they are also available, although they are of a worse quality. Besides, frozen spinach are found all the year round since this vegetable is extremely suitable for this processing.

In Spain, spinach are available all the year round, as shown in the table:

AreaMonths
NavarraMarch-June and October-November
BarcelonaApril-June and October-February
BadajozNovember-April
ValenciaNovember-April
AlbaceteJanuary-March
CórdobaSeptember and January-March
LleidaOctober-December and March-May
ZaragozaOctober-November and April-June
MurciaNovember-March
TarragonaNovember June

Source: La Horticultura Española (2001)
SECH, Sociedad Española de Ciencias Hortícolas.

Spinach are sold in the markets all the year round. The following table is an example of the dates of availability in the United Kingdom market, along with the origin and the weight of the packages.

OriginAvailability in the United Kingdom marketsWeight of the packages
BelgiumAccording to the market requirements5 kg
CyprusOctober-May4/5 kg 20/25 bun
Dominican Rep.According to the market requirementsVarious
EgyptDecember-JanuaryVarious
FranceJanuary-May6 kg
IrelandMay-Novemberud 12
ItalyNovember-May6 kg
KenyaAugust-May10/12 kg
New ZealandFebruary-November6 kg
PortugalAccording to the market requirements6 kg
United Kingdom  
OutdoorsApril-end October4.5 kg
In greenhouseOctober-April3 kg
The United StatesAccording to the market requirements8/9 kg
SpainNovember-May4/5 kg

Source: Fresh Produce Desk Book (2001)
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