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SILVERBEET Fordhook Giant (Swiss Chard) Heirloom

Beta vulgaris

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Family: Amaranthaceae

Subfamily: Betoideae

Characteristics: Annual leaf vegetable

Seed per packet: Approx 40
Approx 50-80 seed per gram

Tremendously popular in Europe and Australia this heirloom variety is both tasty and versatile easily grown vegetable that will provide a continuous crop over a long period.

Cook the stalks and eat as celery the leaves are cooked like spinach.

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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