Spinach
Spinacia oleracea 'Bloomsdale'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Spinacia (spin-AH-see-ah) (Info)
Species: oleracea (awl-lur-RAY-see-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Bloomsdale
Additional cultivar information:(aka Bloomsdale Long Standing)

Category:

Annuals

Biennials

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Menifee, California

Longmont, Colorado

Stafford Springs, Connecticut

Augusta, Georgia

Bark River, Michigan

Marshall, Missouri

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania

Georgetown, Texas

Charlottesville, Virginia

Gloucester, Virginia

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 25, 2008, CurtisJones from Longmont, CO wrote:

From your friends at Botanical Interests: This heirloom spinach is an old favorite among gardeners. It has very dark green glossy savoy-type curled leaves. Bloomsdale also has excellent flavor, is bolt resistant, and is easy to grow. Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse that is delicious fresh or steamed! In the 1930's, the spinach industry credited the cartoon character Popeye for a 33% increase in national spinach consumption. Today, we don't need a cartoon character to sell us on its benefits! A low calorie nutritional powerhouse, spinach is loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Calcium, antioxidants, fiber, and many other nutrients. We love to eat it steamed with nutmeg or raw in salads, but you can also eat it sauteed with pastas, omelettes, and in dozens of other dishes. Its... read more

Neutral

On Mar 2, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Introduced around 1908. Quick-growing with fine quality, tender leaves of excellent flavor.

Positive

On Oct 17, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have grown Bloomsdale off an don for years and find it very "meaty" and tasty. I harvest it at all stages and like it very much. It is important to grow it in cool weather. In hot weather it bolts.