Abundant Bloomsdale Spinach
Boasts cold tolerance and high yields.
Heirloom varieties are cherished, but the farmers and gardeners who developed them never intended their varieties to stand still in time. Organic Seed Alliance continues the long tradition of on-farm seed stewardship by working with farmers to breed new varieties and improve old ones. The result? Varieties, such as Abundant Bloomsdale Spinach, that excel in organic systems and have enough genetic diversity to be widely adapted. These, in turn, become the heirlooms of tomorrow!
An improved savoyed spinach that boasts cold tolerance and high yields. Best as an early spring crop or for fall harvests. Abundant Bloomsdale produces large, super-savoyed, substantial leaves. Grow as a mature spinach plant. Named after the Abundant Life Seed Foundation Farm, where this variety started in 2002.
This product, though Certified Organic in the United States, is not certified to Canadian Organic standards.
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Direct sow any time soil can be worked in the cooler months, from about 6 weeks before first fall frost until the date of your last spring frost. Broadcast seeds in a well cultivated garden patch, or seed in rows 10" apart, and thin seedlings to 6". Spinach sown in fall will come up extremely early in the spring. When full size, harvest the entire plant promptly, especially in late spring, when it tends to bolt under heat pressure. Sow in successions for a steady crop. For a good fall crop, sow spinach in August. Fall crops yield until deep winter; with a cold frame, you can eat spinach all winter long.
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Artwork by Barbara Ierulli. Botanical illustration is about accuracy and detail. But, like even the most rigorous breeding project, it remains a work of art, crafted by hand. Here, Barbara uses watercolor and graphite on paper to accurately-but distinctively-depict this spinach.