SILVERBEET Orange Fantasia (Swiss Chard)
Stock: 290 Available
Seed per packet: 20
'Orange Fantasia' produces deep-green shiny leaves with bright, yellow-orange coloured veins and stems.
Harvest the baby leaves in around 28 days or at full size at 55 days. Use young leaves in salads, steam or stir-fry mature leaves.
A great addition to salad blends when the leaves are young. The colour does not fade when cooked.
A good bolt resistant variety.
A rich source of vitamins, minerals and fibre makes it an excellent choice for healthy eating. Suitable for pots or the vegetable patch.
Prefers a well composted, well-drained soil in a sunny position.
Tropical: Late Autumn to Winter
Temperate: Autumn to Early Winter
Cold: Late Summer to Late Spring
Sow: 1 cm deep.
Sow direct or in trays of a quality seed raising mix and transplant when 5-6cm tall.
Plant space: 30cm
Row space: 40cm
Maturity: 8-10 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.