Spinach ranks as one of the most delicious and tender of all the leafy greens, yet this tasty crop is often absent from most gardens. Maybe because gardeners planting it in the spring are often disappointed by the small harvest of undersized leaves just before the plant becomes leggy and goes to seed. I know I endured a huge learning curve once I began planting spinach. But don't give up! Bloomsdale longstanding is a well-flavored English-style spinach with thick, slightly crumpled leaves. This strain of Spinach is a favorite because it will grow well in very cool to winter cold weather, provides good nutrition and is fast growing so you can begin picking outer leaves within weeks of planting. Though the leaves are delicate they do provide a good level of fiber as well as containing high levels of calcium, folate, vitamins A, C and K, along with iron. Bloomsdale Longstanding loves the cooler weather and will go to seed quickly in the hot summer months if not carefully tended. Therein lies the key my friends, plant your spinach in fall and/or those late winter months when the ground begins to thaw but before spring fully arrives. Pluck the leaves as required as they are best enjoyed freshly picked. Surplus amounts can be placed in plastic bags and frozen for later use. This spinach makes a wonderful addition to any salad or dish.
Quality Spinach seeds packaged by "Seed Needs"
Ready for harvest in roughly 45 to 50 days
Prefers an area of full sunlight
This Spinach is slow to bolt
Easy planting instructions along with a colorful picture printed on each "Seed Needs" packet!