Bloomsdale Spinach

Spinacia oleracea
Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach (39 days)

  • Bloomsdale spinach was introduced around 1826 by the Landreth Seed Company.
  • Bloomsdale was the home and farm of David Landreth on the banks of the Deleware.
  • Bloomsdale is by far the most popular and widely available open pollinated spinach.
  • Quick to come up and quick to harvest for baby spinach leaves.
  • Glossy, dark green savoyed leaves are sweet, tender, fleshy and have a rich flavor.
  • Bloomsdale spinach stands well in warm weather without bolting.
Seed Planting Depth Seeds per gram Germination Temperature Days to Germination Row Spacing Plant Spacing 100′ Row Yield Sun
1/4-1/2″ 70-80 45-65 8-18 18″ 12″ 40 lb. Full to parial

Planting Tips for Heirloom Spinach:

Spinach is a cool weather crop and can either be planted in spring or fall.  For a spring crop, be sure to start these vegetable seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date so that they can be transplanted in very early spring.  For a fall harvest, these heirloom seeds can be directly sown.  For best results it is very important to keep soil evenly moist with regular light waterings.

When direct seeding, you should plant these heirloom seeds 1-2″ apart.  Once they have shown several true leaves and are about 4″ tall, you should then thin to final spacing.  For continual harvests, stagger plantings every 2-3 weeks for delicous spinach all season long.

Seeding Rate:

32,000 plants/acre, approximately 2 lb.

Seeding Care:

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture – not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

(source: Sustainable Seed Company)

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