50 days. Belongs to the same species as chard and beets, but it has distinctive differences. The taste is more like a true spinach than ordinary chard, and the leaves look like spinach too—flatter and more pointed than chard, with slimmer stems. Very longstanding in the garden, yielding from late spring through autumn if planted early. Seldom bolts during its first year.
- 4-8 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 14-21 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 50-75 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 8"
- Frost Hardy: Yes
- Beta vulgaris var cicla
Growing Tips: Sow in place, early spring to mid-summer, into rich, moist soil. Keep well watered; side dress with compost for best leaf production. Yields until very cold weather.