Most intense colors of chard available! 21-26" plants produce shiny, medium green colored leaves with intensely colorful stalk colors of deep gold, snow white, deep red and magenta. In earlier stages, leaves are smooth to lightly savoyed and become more heavily savoyed with maturity. The stalks are broad, tender, and fleshy, even at full maturity. A great item for adding color to salad mixes or to harvest young and sell as baby chard.
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.