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Bloomsdale Long Standing

Eco Heirloom


Is a slow to bloom, old (1925) and very well-known sort with large dark-green, slightly crumpled, fleshy leaves. It grows somewhat upright which keeps more leaves free of soil. Bloomsdale can be sown very early in spring for a quick harvest. B. and other sorts of spinach easily begin to bloom during the long hours of strong early summer light. The best crops come from sowing in July-August. Bloomsdale tolerates several degrees of frost and yields fine crops far into late autumn.  A portion has about 350 seeds. MOFGA-certified seed. See under Info etc. - Ecologically grown seeds.


Product number:6865
Scientific name:Spinaca oleracea
Botanic family:Amaranth family - Amaranthaceace
Days to maturity:50
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Sowing time:March–April/July–September
Sowing depth:2 cm
Germination time:7–12 days
Plant spacing:10–20 cm
Row spacing:40–50 cm
Height:15–25 cm 
Plant location:Sun–Shade
Seeds/g:80–120 seeds
Other:Short-day plant
Heirloom variety:Yes

Cultivation advice


Sow about 2 cm deep in outdoors plots as soon as the soil is ready! Spinach easily begins blooming in summer because of the long days and the heat. It is advisable to sow gradually from spring to late summer, even a September sowing could succeed. If so, let it winter over for harvest in spring and early summer. Sow the spinach seeds thinly!


If the seedlings are to close together, thin out to 10-20 cm of mutual space! There should be 40-50 cm between the rows. 


Pick the lowest and largest leaves first! Spinach should, preferably, be used fresh but it is okay to freeze the leaves after par-boiling or drying. 


80-120 seeds/g. 50 g sow 100 m. If you scatter the seeds for green manure you need 100-200 g for 100 m2.
A portion contains about 350 seeds.