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SILVERBEET (Swiss Chard) Rhubarb Red

Beta vulgaris

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Family: Amaranthaceae

Subfamily: Betoideae

Characteristics: Annual

Seed per packet: Approx 40
(Approx 35 seed per gram)

The ruby red coloured stems and green leaves with red veins make this swiss chard look almost like rhubarb. 
Swiss chard “Rhubarb Red” is a versatile vegetable that can be sautéed, braised or the mild flavoured leaves can make a striking contrast in salads.

An exceptionally reliable variety that is popular with salad growers. Selected for its improved bright red stems which extend into the leaf veins.

A very ornamental variety growing  40-50 cm tall that is ideal for container gardens and looks great in either the vegetable garden herb garden or mixed with flowering annuals.

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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