Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Beta vulgaris (Cicla group)

Item #3050

50-60 days. Introduced in 1934, Fordhook Giant is now an old favorite with its broad, meaty stems and large leaves packed with vitamins and minerals. A vigorous grower with a long growing season, it will provide fresh greens from early summer into fall, and year-round in mild climates. Young leaves are great for salads. Good container variety.

This packet sows two 10-foot rows.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/2”

Seed Spacing:
A group of
2-3 seeds
every 6”-8”

Row Spacing:
18”

Thinning:
When 1/2” tall
thin to 1
every 6”-8”


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost and when soil temperature is at least 50°F. Sow as late as 2 months before first fall frost. In USDA zones 6 or warmer, also sow in late summer for fall/winter crop.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: Pick the outer leaves as needed when plant is at least 10" tall, and let more leaves grow from the middle of the plant; or, if desired, harvest the whole plant 2" above ground, and it will regrow. Pick very young leaves, 2" - 3" to use fresh in salads.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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