Chard-Fordhook

Chard-Fordhook

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3101-01

Regular price $3.75 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Aug 01 and Aug 06. * ETA for USA only

Chard- Fordhook

Beta vulgaris var. cicla

Fordhook swiss chard is a cool season garden classic. It's smooth white stalks and veins, contrast beautifully with broad rich green crinkly leaves, which are actually a bit broader than other chards. This variety reaches 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 20-24 in.
Sun full sun part shade
Soil temperature 50-85 degrees F
Optimum soil P.H 6.0-6.5
Height 20-30in
Harvest October through June

Chard- Fordhook

Beta vulgaris var. cicla

Fordhook swiss chard is a cool season garden classic. It's smooth white stalks and veins, contrast beautifully with broad rich green crinkly leaves, which are actually a bit broader than other chards. This variety reaches 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 20-24 in.
Sun full sun part shade
Soil temperature 50-85 degrees F
Optimum soil P.H 6.0-6.5
Height 20-30in
Harvest October through June