Resistant to 7 races of downy mildew. Whale produces good, early yields of oval, dark green, smooth-leafed spinach. It makes an excellent item for baby leaf and bunched spinach. The short upright plants have a large frame and carry resistance to downy mildew (races 1 to 7). Whale has moderate tolerance to bolting and tolerance to tip burn, and it can be grown for spring, summer or fall crops.