Swiss Chard

Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 24

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Nickname:
NJMom77
Location:
Moorestown, NJ, United States
Date:
August 27, 2018
          4.0
 
A Summer Survivor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Resilient, easy to grow

What are the cons? Nothing to dislike.

Review:

I can't get my family to eat Swiss chard, but I took a chance on this plant after one son announced he has started liking salads with baby spinach. After the hot, humid summer we've had, the plants still look strong, and haven't yet bolted. They don't seem to be the favorites of those infernal white butterfly caterpillars, either. Insect damage was much less on these than on the other greens I grew nearby. I will definitely plant this again next year. I have been using the small leaves in salads this summer, and will be using the larger leaves in sautes or soups this fall.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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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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21 out of 22 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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21 out of 23 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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25 out of 30 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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