Translates from Italian to: "the monstrous spinach of Virolay". This 18th-century French heirloom acquired its name from the town of Viroflay, which lies directly adjacent to Versailles. It's a safe bet that Napoleon himself ate this variety. Monstrueaux de Viroflay grows to an enormous size if allowed, but offers best taste when harvested at 4"-8". Baby leaves are exquisite. Bon Appetit! 28 Days Baby, 48 Days.