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Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard (100 seeds) (SC102) $2.50

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Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard

         
 
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(B. Vulgaris) 60 days. Introduced in 1924 by W. Atlee Burpee, large green leaves and white stems. Tasty.
 
Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 16
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
elysium28
Location:
Armonk, NY, United States
Date:
August 12, 2018
          5.0
 
Great seeds
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Great producer

What are the cons? None

Review:

This is the second year I am growing these. Great yield, withstands crazy heat, keeps on giving. Best chard I have grown. I don't mind the lack of color. Some of it will make it through even the harshest winter.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gopala
Location:
Niinikoski, Finland
Date:
March 13, 2018
          5.0
 
Better than spinach
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Brilliant, Easy, Yummy!

What are the cons? not many

Review:

I don't grow spinach after this! Its very tasty, soft and creamy, easy to grow, fields superb. And we are groving in Finland, so summers are short and cold here. Recommend!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shannon
Location:
Alexandria, VA, United States
Date:
April 17, 2017
          5.0
 
Shannon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Just about everything

What are the cons? None

Review:

I planted this early last spring and harvested all the way through the summer and into the fall. It seemed totally unfazed by the summer heat here outside Washington, D.C.. But the real surprise came when it continued to slowly grow through the winter with temperatures down as low as 10 degrees and it was not under any cover! I lost a few plants but most of them survived and now that it is spring they are producing leaves again from the base of the plants and I have already harvested twice, the last time today on April 17th.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Derek Morris
Location:
WinstonSalem, NC, United States
Date:
March 1, 2017
          5.0
 
Productive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? produces year round

What are the cons? none

Review:

This variety of chard is one of the most productive vegetables anyone could ever grow. It is tough taking the high heat and humidity of summer and is productive through most of the winter unless it gets down in the low teens or single digits then it simply rests till warmer temps and takes off growing again. As a cut and come again crop I am not aware of anything else in the garden that produces almost a full year without having to replant. It also grows very well in containers and is very attractive with its dark green leaves and white stalks. I have grown other varieties of chard but this one is the most productive and the most weather tolerant I have found. The greens are also very good flavored. This variety will always be in my garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Maggie
Location:
Dyer, AR, United States
Date:
May 23, 2016
          5.0
 
Hardiest Tastiest Chard
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? could not be hardier

What are the cons? if only it came in colors!

Review:

This chard started growing basically overnight, and has yet to stop two months later. It has been hailed on, rained on for days on end, flooded, trampled by a goat, mowed down by a goat, left unwatered for a week, and it just keeps going! Harvesting from the outer stalks, each plant puts on more and more stalks. While it's most attractive when raw, this chard does develop a deep green color when cooked, even in the stalks. The flavor is strong in a good way; you won't forget what you're eating! My family's only complaint is that we miss the bright colors of rainbow chard. But rainbow chard doesn't grow this well!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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