Swiss Chard 'Fordhook Giant'Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescensLeaf Beet, Spinach Beet

Hardy Biennial

What is Hardy Biennial?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle in two years, growing in
the first year and reproducing and dying in the second. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Delicious in stir-fries

Awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit

Superb dark green and contrasting ivory stems

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Height Up to 50cm (20in)
Spread Up to 40cm (16in)

Hardy Biennial

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Description
Heavily savoyed leaves with a superb dark green colour and contrasting ivory stems that make an excellent alternative to spinach. The flavoursome leaves are thick and tender, making an appealing steamed vegetable or a colourful addition to stir fries. Swiss Chard 'Fordhook Giant' is a well established variety ffrom the 1920’s and remains popular today. As the name suggests, this monster Swiss Chard grows up 60cm (24") tall, making an impressive display on the vegetable plot, or even in your flower borders! Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 50cm (20").

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1 packet (300 chard seeds) (79488)

Sowing
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.
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Water Swiss Chard regularly, particularly during dry periods to ensure that the soil remains moist. Harvest regularly by selecting a few stems from each plant to promote fresh growth and to extend the cropping season.
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