Vegetable Description: Fordhook Swiss Chard is a standard green variety that grows up to 28” tall. Produces large, green, crumpled leaves with white veins and broad white 2-2 ½ “ stems. Stems are somewhat celery-like and leaves are wonderfully tender and juicy. Harvest in 5-60 days. Tolerant to light frosts as well as heat!
Vegetable Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris var. cicla
Other Common Names: (hybridized) Fordhook Giant
Vegetable Duration: Biennial
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 55
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 1200
Vegetable Height: 12” to 48”
Vegetable Spacing: 4” to 6”
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside in early spring. Can be fall planted. Plant about 4”-6” apart and 1/2“ below soil surface. Rows should be spaced at 18”-24” apart.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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