A rainbow right in the garden! A chard commercially introduced by British seed company Thompson & Morgan back in the 18th century as “Rainbow Chard”. This strain was picked up and revitalized by Diggers in Australia once T&M dropped it in 1970, bringing the washed out colours back to life. Stems of bright red, pink, orange, yellow and white with leaves of dark green. Add them as baby leaves to salad mixes, or harvest them larger for braising, steaming or stir-fries. ~ 70 seeds/g
50 days. The term “Swiss” was used to distinguish chard (a.k.a. Perpetual Spinach, Silverbeet, Crab Beet) from French spinach back in the early 10th century. Fordhook Giant was around at that time, and will still produce 24-28” high leaves with thick, succulent white stems and deep green leaves.
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Ruby Red - NEW!
NEW FOR 2012!50 days.
For folks who love a bunch of chard, Ruby Red is a standard. Bright red stems with dark green leaves make the mouth water - especially for those early Spring greens! Sow thick to cut young leaves for baby salad greens, or spread plants to 12" for larger leaf growth and big harvests.
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