Fordhook White Giant Swiss Chard White Seeds-Biannual !
This fast-growing market has become tremendously popular with both growers and chefs. For growers, Micro Greens have a low start-up cost for year-round production, are relatively easy to grow, and most can be harvested within 2-3 weeks. For chefs, they allow for interesting colors, flavors, and textures to be creatively combined to enhance any dish.
Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard
Approx: 1503 seeds per Oz
Attractive crumpled dark green leaves.
Broad, fine quality white stalks.
Very tasty for home and market.
USED AS GREENS:
This brightly colored Oriole Swiss Chard can be used as an ornamental as well as a vegetable.
Leaves are medium green with a bright orange stem.
Lucullus Swiss Chard has a milder flavor than other Chards and is suitable for fresh salad greens as well as cooked like spinach.
Chard replaces spinach during the hot summer months. Make cuttings of mature Swiss Chard leaves about 1 inch above the ground and new chard leaves will form. The chard plants will then grow new stems and leaves, allowing continuous harvest all season until frost.
Plant Swiss Chard seed outdoors in a sunny location, as soon as ground can be worked.
Plant in rows 18 inches apart, spacing seed 1 inch apart in row. Cover seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down.
Keep soil moist until seeds start to grow. May be planted throughout the summer.
Thin Swiss Chard 10 to 12 inches apart in the row, when the plants are 3 to 4 inches tall.
Swiss Chard seed germinates in 10 to 15 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.
USDA Zones: 6 - 10
Height: 20 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring to late summer
Bloom Color: Green
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Fertile, well-drained, loamy to sandy, slighlty alkaline soil
Temperature: 65 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 10 - 16 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch
Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 4 - 6 inches apart in rows 12 - 18 inches apart
On Apr-23-16 at 13:23:00 PDT, seller added the following information: