Ornamental/Edible. Beautify your garden as well as your plate! Vigorous plants produce stunning 24"H candy-apple red stems with dark-green, savoyed, red-veined leaves. More frost tolerant than other chards, plants are especially striking in cold weather. Young leaves are great in salads. Any size leaves can be steamed, stir-fried, added to lasagna, omelets, soups and stews. Add a splash of color to your flower beds and containers!
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.