Days to Full Maturity 45 Days
Non-GMO – Heirloom – High Germination Rate
Minimum Seed Count: 250
Bloomsdale is the most popular open-pollinated spinach known for its heavy, continuous yield of thick-textured, crinkled, glossy, dark green leaves. This spinach is quick to harvest and slow to bolt and does really well in both warmer and cooler climates. Very popular as a market variety, ‘Bloomsdale Long Standing’ is a large, spreading spinach with meaty, savory, dark-green leaves with rich, sweet, tender, and has a rich nutty flavor. Quick to come up and quick to harvest in as little as 45 days and for baby spinach leaves 21 days making it a great fall garden addition.
How to grow:
Sow seeds directly into the ground, 1/4 inch deep every 2” row 12-18” apart in early spring or late fall. Thin seedlings to 4-8” apart when they are 4-5 inches tall. Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach can also be started indoors 3-4 weeks before planting outdoors. For a continuous crop, sow seeds every 10 days until summer or winter begins. Spinach enjoys shade so plant in shaded areas especially if planting in the spring or planted near corn or pole beans. Spinach can also be started indoors. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Transfer when the plant has 3 main leaves. Mulching with compost will help deter weeds and prevent moisture loss. The leaves can be harvested as soon as they are large enough to eat about 3”. To harvest, pinch or cut leaves just above the soil surface and allow them to grow back. You can also harvest the entire plant by cutting it off at ground level; new leaves will grow.
Spinach loves cool weather and can survive sub-zero temperatures when protected sufficiently.