Organic Pink Passion Chard, Beta vulgaris

Organic Pink Passion Chard, Beta vulgaris
Light: Full Sun/Part Shade
Zones: 6-13
Plant Height: 10-30 inches
Plant Width:  10-30 inches
Seedling Depth: 1/2"
Days to Maturity: 28 days baby, 55 full size
Row Spacing:  Baby leaf  2-4” between bands.  Full size 18-24"
After five weeks, when leaves are ~3”.  For full size leaves at any stage. Continuous harvests will encourage new growth.
Special Features:
Chard (Beta vulgaris) is a hardy biennial in the Chenopodiacea family. Chard is a type of beet specialized for leaf production. Bright pink veins and mid-ribs with deep green leaves.  Leaves are consistent with Rhubarb or Silverado chard rather than the Fordhook style and at full size can have wide, flattened stems. Frost, drought and heat tolerant.  Chard can be direct seeded mid-spring through mid-summer and into fall in warmer regions. Transplants can be started indoors or in a cold frame 4-6 weeks before planting and transplanted outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Transplants result in earlier harvests. Optimal germination temperature is 55-75°F. Days to maturity from direct seeding; if transplanting, subtract 14-21 days.
Approx.  seeds per package.

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