Growing Non-GMO Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Spinacia oleracea
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 2-9
- Days to Maturity: 35-50
- Days to Germination: 7-21
- Seeding Depth: 1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 2-4"
- Row Spacing: 12"
- Plant Height: 9-15"
- Growth Habit: Leafy upright
- Soil Preference: Fertile, organic, composted, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 40-70 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun - partial shade
- Bloomsdale Spinach Color: Dark green and slightly ruffled greens.
- Bloomsdale Spinach Flavor: Savory, mild, with hints of earthy nuttiness
- Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to fungus and mildew from oversaturation. Monitor regularly for aphids and leaf miners.
How to Grow Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach from Seed
Spinach is a cool weather favorite able to be sown in early spring, late summer, or winters in warm enough regions. Spinach can be started indoors 4-6 weeks prior to final spring frost but, for best starts, sow directly outdoors 5-6 weeks prior to final spring frost. Plant 2-3 Bloomsdale seeds 1/2" deep, 4" apart in fertile, composted, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.5-7.0.
Spinach seeds germinate in 7-21 days, thinning best starts every 6-12" in the garden as true leaves establish. Harvest large outer leaves often to boost production while allowing smaller leaves to continue to mature. Avoid nitrogen-rich fertilizers known to spoil spinach flavor. Spinach is one of the most productive and popular cut and come again varieties in the home garden and takes only days for regrowth.
Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach in the Vegetable Garden
Non-GMO Bloomsdale Spinach (Spinacia oleracea) are semi-upright bushes, reaching only 8” tall, developing broad leaves with thick stems. Savoy-types such as Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach, grow crimped deep-green leaves into summer with fast-growth and crisp texture. Bloomsdale Spinach can mature in the heat better than other leafy green varieties. These hardy plants continue to grow in cool or warm conditions—providing your summer garden with a bright, fresh aroma. Once harvesting ends, white and green flowers can appear in bundles, growing as stalks if left to stand. After the leaves dry, Bloomsdale Spinach produces smooth heirloom seeds.
Spinach is one of the fastest, most tender, and delicious “cut and come again” varieties in the home garden. A quickly maturing leafy vegetable, spinach is able to be sown in spring, summer, and fall in many cooler gardens for year-round harvests. Similar to other leafy greens, spinach thrives from frequent harvesting and is known to vigorously regrow cut leaves in just days.
Garden spinach features unique varieties to try all year long from classic Bloomsdale and Giant Nobel to the exclusive French heirloom Viroflay.
Harvesting Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach
As an annual, this heirloom spinach will grow in cool or warm conditions, making it hardy enough to plant in spring or harvest into fall!
Most varieties of spinach are ready to harvest 35-50 days from sowing. Spinach is one of the most productive and most popular “cut and come again” varieties in the home garden and takes only days for regrowth. Using scissors, simply snip larger outer leaves for harvest while allowing smaller leaves to continue vegetative growth. Harvest often to encourage production. Shoots that begin to bolt can be harvested to redirect plant energy from seed production to leafing.
About Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach Seeds
Spinacia oleracea. (35-50 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.
Aside from cooking, Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach is also planted as a perfect companion to other crops such as lettuce, radish, peas and strawberries. Not only will spinach help repel insects, it can boost the flavor and development of other vegetables! Along with the bright aroma and fast-growth, Bloomsdale Spinach non-GMO seeds can be harvested and stored for next year’s crop.
Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach has tender leaves that make great fresh additions to salads or as a bright garnish to soups. This broad-leaf spinach is a popular option to bake with. The fresh flavor makes this variety great for cooking Greek spinach pies called spanakopita. The mature leaves of Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach plants develop crisp texture with nutty undertones that can be sauteed as a savory dish.
Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach Seeds Per Package:
- 8 g - Packet - Approx 715 Seeds
- 15 g - Packet - Approx 1,335 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approx 2,500 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approx 10,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk - Approx 40,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk - Approx 200,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Bulk - Approx 1,000,000 Seeds
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