43 to 55 days — Also known as 'American Long Standing' and 'American.' Plants reach about eight inches in height. Produces heavy yields of thick, dark-green savoyed leaves. It is slow-growing, slow to bolt, and resistant to heat and drought. 'America' spinach is a long-standing Bloomsdale-type that is suitable for canning, freezing, and eating fresh.
An "All-America Selection®" winner in 1952, 'America' was bred by N.V. Sluis en Groot, Enkhuizen, Holland as a stabilized cross between 'Bloomsdale Dark Green' and 'Viking'. Each packet contains two grams, which is approximately 150 seeds.
Sowing: Prepare the seedbed outdoors using a hard tined rake, smoothening out the soil. Lightly sow and just barely cover the seeds with soil. Keep soil moist until germination is achieved. You can also start seeds indoors by sowing into seed starting trays using fresh new seed starting potting mix into clean seed starting trays. Just barely cover the seeds and keep well watered until they sprout. Harden off and transplant into the garden after about 3 weeks.
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