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SILVERBEET Golden Sunrise (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris

Stock: Available


Family: Amaranthaceae

Subfamily: Betoideae

Characteristics: Annual

Seed per packet: Approx 50


This classic yellow Swiss Chard has deep golden stalks with jade-green, slightly crumpled leaves.

Growing 40-60 cm (16-24”) tall Golden Sunrise is quite frost tolerant and wonderfully flavourful.

Add to salads as baby leaves in 28 days or wait for full sized rich golden bunches at maturity. Chard is a healthy, easy to grow alternative to spinach which is more tolerant of heat.

Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils, prefers an open sunny position.

Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Spring to Autumn
Cold: Spring to Autumn

Sow: 10mm deep.
Sow direct or in trays of a quality seed raising mix and transplant when 5-6cm tall.
Germination: 6-7 days.
Plant space: 30cm
Row space: 30cm
Maturity: 8 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants. Pick leaves continuously to promote new growth.

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