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Spinach: Raphanus bipinnatus, 'Bloomsdale'

Botanical name: Raphanus bipinnatus, 'Bloomsdale'

Common name: spinach

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Spinach: Raphanus bipinnatus, 'Bloomsdale'
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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
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Zones: 2a thru 10b
Care:
average
Lifespan:
annual
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Attributes:

edible

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description for "Spinach: Raphanus bipinnatus, 'Bloomsdale'"

Raphanus bipinnatus 'Bloomsdale' was introduced in 1925, this classic, savoy-leafed spinach has tasty, thick, dark- green leaves. Grows well in spring or fall and can overwinter if protected with mulch. 'Bloomsdale' is dependable and cold hardy. Direct seed in early spring, as soon as the soil can be worked, for a spring crop, and in early August for harvest in the late fall. Enrich soil well with mature compost. Harvest leaves or the whole plant before it goes to seed. Planting depth: .5-1 inch. Days to germination: 6-12 days. 40-60 days to maturity.

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