SWISS CHARD Royal Red - BETA vulgaris 25g

Silverbeet

SKU: V 323-25g
Stock: In Stock

Family: Amaranthaceae
Sub-family: Betoideae
Characteristics: Annual Leaf Vegetable

Seed per packet: Approx. 40
Seed per gram: Approx. 70

Size:
$9.99 AUD Excl. GST

Royal red Swiss Chard has contrasting deep red stems and savoyed medium green leaves that are ideal for baby leaf production.
Royal red is widely used for salad mix production and offers excellent vigour for year-round production.
An excellent variety with a colour that holds well into maturity.

Growing 60 cm tall Royal Red is also excellent used for steam of boiled vegetables. 

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

Grow notes:

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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