Organic Silverado Chard, Beta vulgaris

Organic Silverado 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: 30 days baby leaf, 55 full size
Row Spacing:  Baby leaf 2-4" between bands.  Full size 18-24".
After five weeks, when leaves are ~3”.  Harvest full size leaves at any stage. Continuous harvests will encourage new growth. Use floating row covers to extend the season.
Special Features:
Chard (Beta vulgaris) is a hardy biennial in the Chenopodiacea family. Chard is a type of beet specialized for leaf production. Bright green and glossy leaves at full size or at baby leaf. More savoyed than Fordhook and a narrower stem. Extremely slow to bolt and has shown field resistance to Cercospora leaf spot, allowing for a long harvest window.  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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