Spinach

Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 26

96.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
LNMOP
Location:
Wayland, MA, United States
Date:
August 16, 2019
          5.0
 
out standing in its field
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? a lot to like

What are the cons? starts a bit slow

Review:

Had better luck keeping the seedlings alive than with a lot of other spinach varieties I've tried. Started plantings in mid-March (zone 6b), harvested late April through early July--it dealt with the first week of 90 temps without bolting, but once the heat came back they started bolting for real. The nice thing was that they didn't all bolt at once, so I could stagger harvesting a bit. A little tough to eat raw, but blanches and freezes beautifully.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Carla
Location:
Lynnwood, WA, United States
Date:
April 18, 2019
          5.0
 
The best spinach
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Tender, sweet, cold/wet hardy

What are the cons? N/a

Review:

I planted a patch last fall, and transplanted more starts out this March. The fall patch stayed green through rain, nearly two feet of snow and temps down in the high 20s (F). The spring patch was planted pretty early, but didn't suffer at all from the cool soil. Now that we're warming up, we're getting a couple harvests a week of really tasty greens. Really nice variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Charlie
Location:
Fallston, MD, United States
Date:
February 7, 2019
          5.0
 
Best to Grow in my area
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Dependable ZERO PROBLEMS

What are the cons? None

Review:

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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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
NB
Location:
Central, MA, United States
Date:
September 16, 2018
          5.0
 
Our go to spinach
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, easy to grow

What are the cons? Bolts but that's normal

Review:

The leaves can grow very large and are very tasty - it's always the first thing we bring in from the garden. We use spinach mostly in Indian dishes but they are good in salad too. Like other spinach, they bolt readily in heat. We've grown this variety for years without issue - keep them weeded and they will perform.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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40 out of 40 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Willow J.
Location:
Clarksville, TN, United States
Date:
May 3, 2018
          5.0
 
Perfection
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Quick and delicious!

What are the cons? None

Review:

I’m growing this spinach for the first time in 2018, and I am already so impressed that I’m buying more. I mass-planted this in raised beds at the beginning of March. It’s the beginning of May now and I’m already harvesting beautiful spinach for salads. It germinated perfectly, I don’t think a single seed failed. They need consistent water until they are established. I hand water my spinach patch with a watering can every 2-3 days unless it rains. We had a wet April with back to back storms, so I didn’t need to water the spinach at all for three weeks. If you are doing “square foot” gardening, ignore the spacing instructions. I planted about 100 seeds in 4 square feet. It’s now a thick, luscious carpet of dark leaves. I can pick enough leaves for salads without worrying about harvesting whole plants. I have planted more in other areas already so I can put the “Long Standing” to the test. It’s already consistently in the 80s here so this summer will certainly be warm.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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