What are the pros? Taste. Better than spinach.
What are the cons? not edible raw
Fordhook is very versatile. Early on, you can remove the outer leaves and the plant will continue to grow. As the season progresses the leaves get larger. This variety stays tender, even if the leaves are large. We grow it every year. It is also cold hardy and heat tolerant as long as you water. Not fussy. Prolific. Delicious. I really miss chard in the winter. The grocery stores sell bunches, but since they cook down to nothing, iit is expensive. And at the supermarket, it rarely looks fresh. I cannot eat chard raw because it causes my throat to close like raw rhubarb.
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