Standard green swiss chard. Attractive 20-24"H dark green, thick, tender savoyed leaves with broad, juicy, white stalks and white veins. Heavy yields even in hot weather. Bolt resistant. Drought and cold tolerant. Easy to grow: tolerates partial shade, poor soil and inattention. Does well in containers! Harvest frequently for cut-and-come again variety. The stems and leaves are loaded with nutrition and fiber and have a hearty spinach flavor. Can be substituted for spinach in recipes. Eat the young leaves in salads; steam, stir-fry, or sautè larger leaves.
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.