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Bloomsdale Spinach Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

4.25 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Be strong to the finish and eat your spinach! If you haven't grown spinach before, the freshness and quality of homegrown will win you over. 'Bloomsdale' is an early 1800's, dependable, open-pollinated variety. For growing tender, baby greens in as little as 28 days, you can sow seeds just 1" apart. Very nutritious—lots of vitamins A and C and iron. Grows great in a container too!

Botanical Name: Spinacia oleracea

Days to Maturity: 28–45 days

Family: Organic, Heirloom

Native: Amaranthaceae

Hardiness: Southwest Asia

Plant Dimensions: 6"–8" tall

Variety Information: Very dark green, thick, curled leaves. 'Bloomsdale' was introduced in the early 1800s. It is a vigorous grower, slow to bolt, and has tender, rich-flavored leaves.

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is above 40ºF; ideally 50°–75°F. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 4 weeks before your average first fall frost date. If mulched, spinach can overwinter in sub–zero temperatures. Soil temperatures above 85ºF halt germination. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for cool-season harvests.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended; roots sensitive to disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"

Row Spacing: 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"

Harvesting: Pick individual leaves from outer edges of plant as they become big enough to use or cut the whole plant 1" above the ground; new leaves will be produced. When picking individual leaves, also removing the leaf stem at the same time is best; this reduces vulnerability to disease during die-back and conserves plant energy. Harvest before the plant sends up a flower stalk (bolting). Just prior to bolting, leaves take on an "arrowhead" shape, adding small keel shapes to the base of the leaf.

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Bloomsdale Spinach Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

2019 seed review

5 out of 5 stars Jul 30, 2019
I am pleased with all the seeds I ordered from you this year. The spinach was a brief but worthwhile eating experience. The reason why BI is my favorite seed co is because of the information found inside the packet.
Nancy J King from CO

Good quality seeds

3 out of 5 stars Aug 17, 2019
Everything grew perfectly but this variety bolted almost immediately. I normally get a few harvests out of one planting of spinach seeds but only got one out of this packet.
Diana DeAngelis from DE
Owner Response: Hi Diana, We are sorry the spinach bolted on you so quickly. As you likely know temperature and stress have a lot to do with that. We get a lot of questions about this, so we even created an article about it, if you are interested: https://www.botanicalinterests.com/product/bolting-how-to-prevent. 'Lavewa' spinach has more heat tolerance, which may be helpful.

Mrs.

5 out of 5 stars Feb 25, 2020
All items purchased have been planted and are coming up nicely. Thank you
Carol Young from TX

Strong growth

4 out of 5 stars Jun 26, 2021
I purchased this variety from a local store and put four square feet into the ground a little late but right around the last frost. A second succession of another four square feet about two weeks later. So far I've harvested three to four cuttings by mid June. I'll pause for hot weather and start again in late August. I'm hoping a cold frame will keep it going for awhile. One thing however, the packet definitely says Bloomsdale, but these are a smooth arrowhead shaped leaf, not curly. Could I have a miss packaged batch?
Doug from CO
Owner Response: Hello Doug, Thank you for reaching out to us. A customer service agent will contact you shortly with assistance.

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