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Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard Seeds Organic Heirloom

SKU:
BOT305030
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SKU:
BOT305030
UPC:
7.36E+11
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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Category:
Seeds - Vegetables
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Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris
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Botanical Interests
Botanical Name:
Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris
Edible:
Yes
Organic/Natural:
Organic
Heirloom:
Yes
Days to emerge:
5–10 days
Seed Depth:
½"
Seed Spacing:
A group of 2–3 seeds every 6"–8"
Thinning:
When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 8"
Row spacing:
12"
Yield:
This packet sows up to 17 feet.
Days to Maturity:
28 days
Hardiness:
Biennial; fairly cold tolerant. Will overwinter in mild climates and withstand light to moderate freezes.
Harvesting:
Pick up to 1/3 of the outer leaves as needed, and let more leaves grow from the center of the plant; or, if desired, harvest the whole plant 2" above ground, and it will grow back. Pick very young leaves, at 2"-4" for using fresh in salads.
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Yes
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Organic

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Product Overview

Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris

An endless supply of fresh greens to harvest spring through fall. Tolerates heat and light frosts. Enjoy in fresh salads and cooked dishes.

'Fordhook Giant' is an old favorite with its broad, strong stems and large leaves packed with vitamins and minerals. A vigorous grower with a long growing season, it will provide fresh greens from early summer into fall, and year-round in mild climates. White stem varieties are generally more bolt and cold tolerant and more productive than colored stem varieties. Young leaves are great for salads. Glows in containers as an ornamental.

Variety Info

Large, glossy, dark green, deeply crumpled leaves with broad white petioles (leafstalks).

Sowing Inside

4 to 6 weeks before transplanting out, 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date (protect from heavy freezes).

Sowing Outside

RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 75°–90°F. Sow as late as 2 months before first fall frost. Mild Climates: Sow in fall.

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