What are the pros? Dependable ZERO PROBLEMS
What are the cons? None
Have been growing spinach for over 40 years. Started with Bloomsdale Long Standing. Over the years have tried other varieties but Bloomsdale has always done far better. The best time to plant Bloomsdale is in very early spring which in my area (just north of Baltimore) is early to middle of March. Even planting in February doers well.
I have also planted in late summer for a fall crop but that only provided a token crop. Sometimes it wintered over for a very early spring crop but I would not recommend it for a dependable crop with a nice yield.
It does bolt (goes to seed) as the temperatures heat up In middle of May it will start to bolt. When that happens the leaves become bitter and lose their sweet flavor. With all the emphasis placed on LONG LASTING , DOES NOT BOLT as fast as others I had expected a great crop into late June. Forget that! Just grow a lot in the early spring and freeze what you don't eat.
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