Longstanding Bloomsdale Spinach has large dark green, oval leaves on erect sturdy stems. This highly productive, robust heirloom variety is dependable and fairly resistant to bolting; standing well, even in hot weather. It is distinctive because of its glossy, heavy textured, intensely crinkled leaves. It can also be sown in fall for spring harvest in protected locations. Longstanding Bloomsdale Spinach seeds should be planted directly outdoors up to 4 weeks before the last spring frost date or 8 weeks before the first fall frost date for fall crops. This variety actually germinates best in cool soil. Placing: Full Sun Planting Depth: 1/2-inch. Spacing: 5 -6-inch. Maturity: 45 – 70 Days Plant Type: Annual 10-percent of all seed sales will be donated to the State Farmers Market Association We feel it’s very important to support local farms, farmers and their families. This line of seeds was developed in collaboration with the State Farmers Market Association. For each on-line purchase we will donate 10-percent of seed sales to the Farmers Market Association so they can continue to support local markets. Our Heritage Farmers Market Seeds are Certified Organic seeds from small, independent farms. For four generations our family-run seed packing business has provided quality seed to farmers and families. It all started with our Great Grandfather, Cecil Solly, a horticulturalist in the Seattle, Washington area from 1924 until his death in 1965. During his lifetime he was the editor for Northwest Gardens Magazine, had a daily column in The Seattle Times, The Tacoma News Tribune and Western Homes Magazine. He starred in a 30 year running daily radio program called “Garden on the Air” and was Founder and President of the Puget Sound Seed Company. Grandpa Cecil was very active in local gardening communities and clubs – always ready and willing to share his gardening knowledge, making him the Original Master Gardener.