62 days. A 1998 AAS winner, this rainbow coloured chard has stunning stems and veins in vivid shades of pink, orange, gold, purple, red and white. The lightly crumpled deep green leaves are extremely tasty and have a sweeter and milder flavour than most chards. Harvest leaves when 30cm (12”) high.
Swiss chard is an easy-to-grow spinach-like green with a remarkable tolerance to both heat and cold. Tremendously productive, it is a significant source of Vitamin A, potassium and iron.
Growing Tips: Follow planting instructions for beets, sowing in early spring. A weekly watering with a liquid fish fertilizer, is beneficial for encouraging rich, deeply coloured greens.