SWISS CHARD

(11 varieties to chose from)

 

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.

 

Butter (akaGold Glebe) - 65 days - All green leaf with small white stems.  A sweetish stemmed variety to be picked early and small for inclusion in braising and salad mixes or as a spinach substitute in any dish. (UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019)

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

Golden- 60 days- Yellow stem, smooth stalk, very colorful.(UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019)

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Sand Hill Preservation Center

Heirloom Seeds & Poultry

1878 230th Street

Calamus, IA 52729

563-246-2299

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