Description

 

Grow a rainbow of stem colors — yellow, gold, orange, pink, violet, green, or striped, in addition to the standard white or red. This All-America Selections winner has an improved tenderness and milder chard flavour. Lovely in the landscape, as it is very eye catching, and the stems keep their colors even after light cooking, and have a rich, crisp, peppery bite!! Ht. 45 cm (18 in) and spreads about 40 cm (16 in).

Planting Instructions
Seed outdoors as soon as weather and soil conditions permit. Sow seed 2 cm (1 in) deep, 5 to 6 seeds per 30 cm (1 ft) of row, in rows 45 to 60 cm (15 to 18 in) apart. Later thin plants to 15 cm (6 in) apart. Cultivate shallowly all season to avoid damaging the shallow roots. Seed outdoors as soon as weather and soil conditions permit.Successive seeding every 10 to 14 days will provide fresh chard all summer long. Swiss Chard may also be planted in the flower garden as a contrast plant.