Spinach, Bloomsdale Long Standing

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SPINACH, Bloomsdale Long Standing –
Spinacea oleracea

FULL SUN Native to central and southwest Asia, the plant was first cultivated in what is now Iran. Today it is still the most popular spinach cultivated. It is incredibly winter hardy and, if protected will make it through most winters. The deep green leaves are fleshy and heavily savoyed. Flavor is strong. Bloomsdale Longstanding can be sown in the early spring for a summer crop and in early summer for a fall crop. Spinach seed will not germinate if the soil temp is above 70 degrees. In the spring, plant as soon as the ground can be worked. Soil should be deeply spaded before planting. Rows should be 18 in. apart.
When seedlings are 2 in. high, thin, leaving 4-6 in. between plants.

Type Spacing Planting Depth Days to Germination Maturity
Spinach 4-6 in. 1 in. 10-14 40

Spinach, Bloomsdale Long Standing

Spinach is a cold tolerant annual that was native to central and southwest Asia and was first cultivated in Iran. Wild varieties can be found throughout Asia, North Africa and Europe. There are basically two kinds of spinach: smooth-seeded (including most modern varieties) and prickly-seeded (from several older varieties). Both of these kinds of spinach produce varieties that have smooth leaves or crinkled (savoyed) leaves. New Zealand spinach is actually not a spinach, but is an excellent alternative to spinach. This plant is a perennial which is much more tolerant of heat and drought than traditional spinach varieties. New Zealand spinach was introduced into North America in 1772.

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