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Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard Seeds

Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard Seeds

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This bright color mix provides colorful stems and leaves, often with deep red veins. Not only colorful, the stems and leaves provide delicious flavor packed with nutrition. Enjoy tender, baby greens in as little as 20 days. A welcome addition to vegetable gardens, flower beds, and containers.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Days to Maturity: 20–60 days

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Mediterranean region, Europe

Hardiness: Biennial; fairly cold tolerant. Will overwinter in mild climates and withstand light to moderate freezes.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Plant Dimensions: Up to 20" tall

Variety Info: Tall, wide, fan-like, savoyed (crinkled) green leaves, and a thick, crunchy stalk that can be white, red, orange, or other colors depending on the variety. The petioles (leafstalks) can be yellow, gold, orange, pink, crimson, or white, sometimes streaked with color.

Attributes: Frost Tolerant

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40#176;F, ideally 75°–90°F. Sow as late as 2 months before first fall frost. Mild Climates: Sow in fall.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting out, 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date (protect from heavy freezes).

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 8"

Row Spacing: 18"

Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 8"

Growing Info

Harvesting: Pick up to 1/3 of the outer leaves as needed, and let more leaves grow from the center of the plant; or, if desired, harvest the whole plant 2" above ground, and it will grow back. Pick very young leaves, at 2"-4" for using fresh in salads.