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Swiss Chard 'Five Colour Silverbeet' - Heritage

Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens, Leaf Beet, Spinach Beet

Hardy Biennial

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A rainbow mix of vibrant stem and leaf colours maintained as an Australian heirloom variety. Swiss Chard 'Five Colour Silverbeet' makes an excellent value crop. The juicy, mild flavoured broad stems and the tasty leaves can both be eaten as steamed vegetables, or harvested as baby leaves for adding to salads. This decorative Swiss Chard makes an attractive addition to the vegetable plot or even the flower bed. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 40cm (16").

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
March, April, May, June, July, August
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 packet (200 swiss chard seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.29
Direct sow Leaf Beet seed outdoors from March to August. Grow Swiss Chard in a well prepared, moist, fertile seedbed in full sun or partial shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (½") in drills 30cm (12") apart. Thin seedlings to 7cm (3") apart for 'baby leaves' which will be ready to harvest approximately 50 days from sowing. For larger chards/leaves thin to 15cm (6") apart, or 23cm (9") for mature plants.
Water Swiss Chard regularly, particularly during dry periods to ensure that the soil remains moist. Harvest Leaf Beet regularly by selecting a few leaves from each plant to promote fresh growth and to extend the cropping season.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. chard bright lights

    By pat haswell 05-10-2010

    excellent - vigorous, colourfull and delicious! Still producing masses of stems in October We shall certainly be growing it again next year.

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