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Swiss Chard

March 8, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

Swiss Chard is a cool weather crop that can take hot weather.  So, you can plant early and enjoy greens all summer.  Harvest when plants are about 10” high.  Pick the outer leaves, allowing the center leaves to grow and produce a new crop.

Varieties:

  • Bright Lights:  (60 days)  A healthy AND ornamental plant for your vegetable garden.  Striking yellow, gold, orange, pink, red and white stems.  Mild flavor, tender dark green or bronze leaves.  All-America Selections Winner.
  • Fordhook Giant: (50 days)  Popular green leaf variety with white veins.  Very Heat resistant.
Swiss Chard Bright Lights
Bright Lights
Photo Courtesy Ball Horticultural Company
Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant
Fordhook Giant
Photo Courtesy Ivy Garth