Chard- Ruby Red

Chard- Ruby Red

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3106-01

Regular price $4.50 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Oct 02 and Oct 07. * ETA for USA only

Chard- Ruby Red

Beta vulgaris var. cicla

Ruby red swiss chard is another stunning vibrant chard to add to your cool season garden. Its gorgeous red stalks and veins (which are sweeter than other chards) contrast beautifully with rich green crinkly leaves. They reach maturity in 55-60 days, and can be harvested as early as 30-40 days for baby greens, which are more ideal for eating raw in a salad. Mature leaves are delicious stir-fried or in soups. All chards are packed with copious amounts of vitamins K, A, and C! Also a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, copper, zinc, phosphorus and vitamin E! Despite their name, swiss chards originate from the Mediterranean region, where it has long been prized for it's lengthy growing season and tolerance of sandier soils, not to mention its nutrition and flavor. 

Days to germination  7-14 days
Days to maturity 30-60 days
Life cycle Biennial
Plant time August-April
Spacing 12 in.
Sun full sun part shade
Soil temperature 50-85 degrees F
Optimum soil P.H 6.0-6.5
Height 12-20in
Harvest October through June

Chard- Ruby Red

Beta vulgaris var. cicla

Ruby red swiss chard is another stunning vibrant chard to add to your cool season garden. Its gorgeous red stalks and veins (which are sweeter than other chards) contrast beautifully with rich green crinkly leaves. They reach maturity in 55-60 days, and can be harvested as early as 30-40 days for baby greens, which are more ideal for eating raw in a salad. Mature leaves are delicious stir-fried or in soups. All chards are packed with copious amounts of vitamins K, A, and C! Also a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, copper, zinc, phosphorus and vitamin E! Despite their name, swiss chards originate from the Mediterranean region, where it has long been prized for it's lengthy growing season and tolerance of sandier soils, not to mention its nutrition and flavor. 

Days to germination  7-14 days
Days to maturity 30-60 days
Life cycle Biennial
Plant time August-April
Spacing 12 in.
Sun full sun part shade
Soil temperature 50-85 degrees F
Optimum soil P.H 6.0-6.5
Height 12-20in
Harvest October through June