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Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard (100 seeds) (SC102) $2.00
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BULK SEED 1 oz (SC102C) $4.50
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Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard

         
 
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60 days. Introduced in 1924 by W. Altee Burpee. Large, green leaves and white stems. Tasty.

 
Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Moon
Location:
Buchanan, VA, United States
Date:
July 4, 2015
          5.0
 
Exceptional
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Practically fool-proof

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

This is my second year growing it in VA, USA, always as direct-seed. It's an incredibly easy sprouter and keeper. Once it sprouts and sets its first true leaves, it takes off like a runaway train and never lets up. Unlike most of my other greens, it does not seem to care about temperatures up to the 90s; it will keep producing until the frost kills it, and sometimes beyond it. I've never let the leaves get too big - we eat or sell them at the local farmer's market, but size does not seem to affect the flavor at all. Absolutely recommend it.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AR_Gardener
Location:
Jacksonville, AR, United States
Date:
June 9, 2015
          5.0
 
Fantastic
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, easy to grow

What are the cons? Slugs love it too

Review:

Love this chard. I started indoors. After transplant it took off. Prolific, heavy well formed leaves. I feed a lot of this to my rabbits and take 2-3 leaves off each plant several times per week. This "pruning" seems to encourage even heavier growth. My favorite by far.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TXgardener
Location:
Denton, TX
Date:
April 30, 2014
          5.0
 
Amazing chard
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? prolific and hardy

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

I planted these seeds in February, 2013. By the beginning of June, we had already enjoyed some for meals, but the heat and insects were taking a toll on the plants. I covered them with strong shade cloth, sealed the bottom with bricks to keep out grasshoppers, and watered them every day. The poor things survived but looked horrid. When the weather cooled off in the fall, these survivors took off. We have harvested chard all winter (they're in a greenhouse), given lots to friends, canned massive amounts, and there's no end in sight. With luck, the plants will make it through another brutal Texas summer! By far, the very best seed purchase we've ever made.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rani H
Location:
Holland, NY
Date:
January 26, 2014
          5.0
 
Durable
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very stubborn and hardy!

What are the cons? Fall's asleep during winter!

Review:

I had planted a few seeds on a lark back in 2012, They never produced all that well, but lo and behold, they survived the winter here where I live! I had all the ones that were planted actually come back after it warmed up, 2012 into 2013 we had a repeated warm up and freeze, bad enough it killed stuff that normally overwintered fine. Expecting them to go to seed was a bit... of a case of jumping the gun. My plant's went absolutely nuts, the biggest leaves I let grow to full size (before they actually started to wither and die off, most broke their stalks from sheer weight!) were the largest any of my neighbors had seen in their life. Any 'store bought' was like a candle next to a flamethrower. This is a very reliable breed, and great flavor, regardless of how large you let it grow before cutting leaves for use. And in my case, the "trunks" were probably around four inches wide side to side!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
guy
Location:
st charles, MO
Date:
November 26, 2013
          5.0
 
great
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? too many

What are the cons? mess

Review:

huge leaves. Some leaves were 2 feet long! One plant was some kind of mutation and grew doubled leaves. It had petioles that were at least six inches wide and and a blade that was at least a foot wide. started seeds indoors and more outside. Transplanted plants survived fine. They survived winter fine and produced the next spring. Eventually flowered like crazy and something ate out their stems so I pulled them out. Their stems got bigger than any beets that we have grown, easily 5'' wide and 8'' long. Almost no pests, minimal damage by some insects in high summer. We had never grown chard before. It makes a mess if you don't remove old leaves that will create habitat for slugs and pill bugs. Produced strong through the 2012 summer. There was a stretch of ten straight days with temps over 100 (up to 115) and it didn't even wilt. It had a strong flavor typical of chard (not very good raw). Petioles taste like salty celery.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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