Bloomsdale Savoy Heirloom Spinach
- 300 seeds
- Open pollinated
- Distance between plants – 6″
- Distance between rows – 12-18″
- Full/half sun
- Water every 3-5 days
- Days to maturity – 45 days
- Days to germination – 6-12 days
- Height – 24″
- Spinacia oleraceae
Sow: Early spring up until late summer ½ – 1’’ deep.
Harvest: When leaves are desired size, larger leaves get bitter
Very cold-hardy dark green leaves with heavily savoyed texture. For early spring and fall; good cold soil emergence but a tendency to bolt in the heat. Performs well in winter greenhouses or overwintered outdoors under mulch. David Landreth developed the original Bloomsdale spinach in the 1800s. Early spring/fall crop · Ideal for overwintering – seed viability 3-4 years
Diseases and pests
Bolting, Mosaic virus, Downy mildew & Leaf miners. Radishes attract leaf miners away from spinach. The damage that the leaf miners do to radish leaves doesn’t prevent the radishes from growing underground.