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Fordhook Giant - #141U (OP) HEIRLOOM. 60 days. 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 sauté larger leaves. About 1,600 seeds/oz
Golden Sunrise - #217U (OP) 53-59 days. Ornamental/Edible. Very productive, succulent beauty has deep golden stalks, midrib and veins. Shiny leaves are rich medium green and lightly crumpled. Stalk and midrib are thick, broad, very tender and fleshy. Excellent golden color when young and holds color well to maturity. Excellent flavor, never tough or bitter. Very hardy, tolerates poor soil, inattention and can withstand frost and mild freezes. Harvest for baby leaf use or allow to mature to 23-26”H. Harvest regularly for cut-and-come again variety. Perfect for containers! Can also grow as an ornamental in a mixed border or garden bed. Can be added to salads and soups, steamed, sautéed and stir-fried.
Northern Lights Mix - #67U (OP) 28 days-microgreens; 55 days-mature bunching. HEIRLOOM. 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.
Ruby Red - #65U (OP) HEIRLOOM. 59 days. 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!