Hudson Valley Seed Company says: "An improved savoyed spinach developed by the Organic Seed Alliance in partnership with organic farmers. Boasts cold tolerance and high yields. Heirloom varieties of the past are cherished for their flavor, beauty, and unique growing qualities, but the farmers and gardeners who developed them never intended their varieties to stand still in time. Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) continues the long tradition of on-farm seed stewardship by working with farmers to breed new plant varieties and improve older ones. OSA helps farmers identify and develop qualities that meet the modern needs of organic farming and gardening. The result? Varieties, such as Abundant Bloomsdale Spinach, that perform well without the use of chemicals and have enough genetic diversity to be adapted to various regions. Such varieties can become our heirlooms of Tomorrow. They will stand up over time, be improved upon, loved, and handed down by farmers and gardeners for many generations to come. Certified Organic per USDA standards."