SWISS CHARD

Culture the same as beets.  This is a wonderful, nutritious treat for poultry and rabbits.  Give your animals a treat by sharing the bug eaten and larger leaves with them.  When the plants get bug eaten in mid-summer wait and cut to the ground and let regrow about 2 weeks prior to the first Fall frost.  You will never know that they were ever insect damaged.  Plant as early in the season as the ground can be worked.  Sprinkle seeds about 1/2 inch apart and 1/2 inch deep.  As the plants develop, thin as needed to be 3 to 4 inches apart.  Use the young, tender thinings in salads.  Approximately 250- 500 seeds/pkt. depending upon seed size. Pictures were all  taken in early November after over a dozen days below  freezing and one night down to 16.  UPDATED FOR 2022

Culture the same as beets.  This is a wonderful, nutritious treat for poultry and rabbits.  Give your animals a treat by sharing the bug eaten and larger leaves with them.  When the plants get bug eaten in mid-summer wait and cut to the ground and let regrow about 2 weeks prior to the first Fall frost.  You will never know that they were ever insect damaged.  Plant as early in the season as the ground can be worked.  Sprinkle seeds about 1/2 inch apart and 1/2 inch deep.  As the plants develop, thin as needed to be 3 to 4 inches apart.  Use the young, tender thinings in salads.  Approximately 250- 500 seeds/pkt. depending upon seed size. UPDATED FOR 2020​

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Fordhook Giant

Fordhook Giant- 60 days- Standard, dark green leaves, white ribs. This old Burpee variety attends to the test of time and does also hold up well in the heat.  Pkt. $1.50

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Golden

Golden- 60 days- Yellow stem, smooth stalk, very colorful. PKT. $3.00

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Large Ribbed

Large Ribbed- 65 days- White ribbed smooth stalk, thick green leaves.  Large, thick ribs make this an ideal variety where insect damage occurs to the leaves.Those who prefer the ribs to the leaves will appreciate this variety..  Pkt. $1.50

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Lucullus

Lucullus- 60 days - A traditional cultivar with tasty ribs and leaves.  Ribs and leaves are about equal in proportion.  Pkt. $1.50

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Orange Fantasia

Orange Fantasia - 65 days - dark green leaves with bright orange stalks, not an old variety but very colorful. As tasty as it is ornamental.  Pkt. $2.00

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Perpetual

Perpetual- 55 days- very leafy type with not much ribbing.  Good substitute  for Butter, probably the  same  variety. Pkt. $2.50

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Pink Lipstick

Pink Lipstick - 65 days - savoyed leaves with bright pink stalks,  not an old variety but a colorful addition.  Pkt. $2.00

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Rhubarb Chard

Rhubarb Chard- 60 days- Beautiful and tasty, deep red leaves and bright red stalks up to 2 feet tall.   Pkt. $2.00

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Silverado

Silverado- 60 days- An improved Lucullus.  White stems with dark green, savoyed leaves.  Pkt. $1.50

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Yellow Canary

Yellow Canary- 60 days- bright yellow ribs. A very colorful variety , decorative as well as  tasty  Pkt. $2.50

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Swiss Chard Mix

Swiss Chard Mix- A mix of the above types for those who would like to try all of them.  Pkt. $2.50