(Beta vulgaris) Chard is actually the same
species as beets, but these varieties are
grown for leaves rather than roots. The plants
put all their energy into making large, tender
leaves, with succulent mid-ribs massive
enough to be a vegetable in their own right.
The range of colors comes as a spectacular
bonus! Chard is usually direct-seeded into the
garden as early as a couple of weeks before
the last frost, and it can be sown anytime
until midsummer, since the plants tolerate
both heat and moderate cold of late fall, and
even grow into the winter in milder climates.
Prefers rich soil, full sun and ample moisture.
50 days. Pale green leaves, almost golden in color, and thick white midribs...
"Green Cutting Chard" Very thin stems support large leaves of unusual substance....
60 days. Neon, hot pink chard is so pretty and is perfect picked small...
60 days. A stunning all-orange selection, perfect for home and markets....
60 days. (RAINBOW CHARD) A beautiful chard; its colors are brilliant (pink,...
50 days. (Beta vulgaris var cicla) Belongs to the same species as chard...
60 days. An improved rhubarb chard developed in Switzerland. Very attractive...
(B. Vulgaris) Fordhook Giant was introduced in 1924 by W. Altee Burpee....