This lush green variety of spinach is known as Bloomsdale Long stand, for its leaves bloom and grow as if they are flowers. The leaves are heavy and have a crumpled look to them. This variety is a great addition to any salad or stir fry.
How to Grow Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach
- Latin Name: Spinacia oleracea
- Days to Maturity: 30-45
- Hardiness Zone: 4-10
- Soil: Well drained
- Temperature: Cool
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: ½"
- Plant Space: 1"
- Row Spacing: 4"
- Pests/disease: Meal worms
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz- Approximately 2,600 Seeds
- 4 oz- Approximately 11,200 Seeds
- 1 lb- Approximately 31,300 Seeds
This variety of spinach prefers to grow in cool moist soil that is well fertilized. It is best to plant during early spring or late summer to receive the highest crop yield. This variety is very sensitive to the acidity in the soil so it is important to advise PH levels of the soil. This is a fast growing crop and is a good starter variety for anyone who is wanting to test out the waters of growing spinach.