Winter Bloomsdale

Winter Bloomsdale Spinach - Organic

(47 days) Open-pollinated. Dark green deeply savoyed leaves are slower growing with a more spreading habit than other varieties. Recommended for early spring and fall plantings because it tolerates temperature extremes better than some hybrids. Ideal for wintering over. Along with Space and Olympia has shown the best spring bounce-back after severe winters in the hoophouse. Resistant to CMV and BM. Cold-hardy through at least part of the Maine winter.


2558 Winter Bloomsdale - Organic
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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