Bloomsdale

Bloomsdale Spinach

(42 days) Open-pollinated. The standard crinkled-leaf spinach. Very good cold soil emergence. Much better in fall than in spring when it bolts in the heat. Recent hybrids surpass it in production and bolt resistance. David Landreth, founder of the Landreth Seed Company, developed the original Bloomsdale Spinach, forerunner of this type. Cold-hardy through at least part of the Maine winter.

2540 Bloomsdale
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Spinach

Spinacia oleracea

1,400–2,600 seeds/oz. ¼ oz packet sows 30–50 ft; 1 oz plants 120–200 ft.

Culture: Very hardy. Must be planted as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring to avoid early bolting. For fall crop try late July–Aug. sowing; to overwinter, sow late Aug.–Sept. Heavy nitrogen requirements, but avoid applying high-nitrogen fertilizers shortly before harvest to prevent high nitrate levels in the leaves. Pick large leaves often for heavier production.

Smooth-leaved spinach is easier to wash than the semi-savoyed type and is increasingly preferred. Heat, crowding and long day-length (over 14 hours) trigger premature bolting. To retard bolting, avoid hot-weather planting, use wider spacing and irrigate or use shade cloth.

Minimum germination temperature 35°, optimal range 45–65°. Spinach seed will not germinate in soil temperatures above 85°.

Diseases:

  • BM: Blue Mold
  • CMV: Cucumber Mosaic Virus
  • DM: Downy Mildew