Swiss Chard

Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 23

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sasha
Location:
Princeton, NJ, United States
Date:
May 13, 2018
          5.0
 
Delicious in salads
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, resilient, quick grower

What are the cons? None

Review:

I have a 36-inch window box planted in this stuff, and in combination with a few potted kale and arugula plants, I'm eating salads off my porch three times a week without buying any greens from the supermarket. These are productive, fast-rebounding plants. This is much better for fresh eating than regular Swiss chard: the midribs are smaller and tenderer, and the leaves themselves are closer to the slightly succulent texture of spinach. In fact, I prefer this to "real" spinach because I'm very keen on the richly minerally chard flavor, which somehow makes me feel like I can sense myself growing healthier in a single meal. The weather hasn't gotten truly hot here yet, but plenty of other things are trying to bolt and this is just trucking right along, so I couldn't be happier.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Harnamac
Location:
Levin, Horowhenua, New Zealand
Date:
February 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Perpetual Spinach
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Good tasting

What are the cons? None

Review:

I grew this. It did eventually bolt after unseasonal prolonged hot weather. I cut it off just above ground level and hung it up to get the seeds. The plant is now regrowing from the original cut base so I have leaves again and plenty of seeds.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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20 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Havendell Farm
Location:
Pittsboro, IN, United States
Date:
July 27, 2017
          5.0
 
Wonderful. Why plant spinach
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? For me, this beats spinach

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is the second time I have grown this variety. I also grew a red stem variety this year. We liked both, but when this perpetual chard blew the other chard and all the spinach out of the water. It has a very mild flavor, none of the bitterness of other chards. We are using this interchangably in spinach and chard recipes, both cooked and raw. I hope I am never without it!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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24 out of 29 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Selkie
Location:
Bandon, OR, United States
Date:
July 15, 2017
          5.0
 
I LOVE this stuff
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Non-bolting like Spinach does

What are the cons? None

Review:

I will probably never bother growing spinach again, i.e. too much effort for such a short return. It seems like every P. spinach seed germinated, so next time I won't expect needing to thin. I'm growing in a greenhouse, not outdoors. Despite (or maybe because of) the thick stand, very few pests are hiding within (earwigs, snails, slugs, grubs) as they do in Swiss chard. I like the taste better than chard, which I've been growing in huge quantity for 7 years, 12 months a year. Have yet to see how the P. Spinach comes through winter, but fairly confident it will do fine -- arugula does.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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36 out of 38 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jessica
Location:
Hope Valley, RI, United States
Date:
September 19, 2016
          5.0
 
Jessica
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Flavor, yield, pest resistance

What are the cons? none

Review:

This chard grows beautifully, has a mild taste, and resists pests. If I could only grow one leafy green, this would be it. We harvest this chard from the middle of June through November. We had a terrible drought this year and a few plants bolted, but many did not. We used the greens from the bolting plants in cooked dishes and there was no bitterness. This is in my top three favorite garden plants. Everyone should try this.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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