Chard- Perpetual Spinach Beet
Chard- Perpetual Spinach Beet

Chard- Perpetual Spinach Beet

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3107-01

Regular price $3.75 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Oct 20 and Oct 25. * ETA for USA only

Chard- Perpetual Spinach

Beta vulgaris var. cicla

Perpetual Spinach Leaf Beet, also known as Spinach Beet Chard, and Umaina in Japan, is a hardy, vigorous, and heat tolerant producer, of smooth, shiny and dark green leaves with a white midrib ("leaf stem"). This variety was bred to have minimal stem and maximum leaf production and is a great choice for gardens with limited space, because it is one of the most productive and low maintenance garden vegetables. Here in Tampa, we pretty much grow this one year-round. One of my favorite qualities of this vegetable, Perpetual Spinach forms multiple growth nodes along its main stem way earlier than it's chard cousins. What that means: you will have more access to more "baby leaves" on each plant, which is my favorite way to eat chard. 

Days to germination 7-12 days
Days to maturity 55-65 days
Life cycle biennial 
Plant time/Harvest Plant in the Spring for crops through Summer and Fall; Late-Summer planting for heaviest production over winter and through the next spring
Spacing 10-12 in.
Sun full sun, partial shade
Soil temperature 60-80 degrees F.
Optimum soil P.H 6.1-7.5
Height 20 in.

Chard- Perpetual Spinach

Beta vulgaris var. cicla

Perpetual Spinach Leaf Beet, also known as Spinach Beet Chard, and Umaina in Japan, is a hardy, vigorous, and heat tolerant producer, of smooth, shiny and dark green leaves with a white midrib ("leaf stem"). This variety was bred to have minimal stem and maximum leaf production and is a great choice for gardens with limited space, because it is one of the most productive and low maintenance garden vegetables. Here in Tampa, we pretty much grow this one year-round. One of my favorite qualities of this vegetable, Perpetual Spinach forms multiple growth nodes along its main stem way earlier than it's chard cousins. What that means: you will have more access to more "baby leaves" on each plant, which is my favorite way to eat chard. 

Days to germination 7-12 days
Days to maturity 55-65 days
Life cycle biennial 
Plant time/Harvest Plant in the Spring for crops through Summer and Fall; Late-Summer planting for heaviest production over winter and through the next spring
Spacing 10-12 in.
Sun full sun, partial shade
Soil temperature 60-80 degrees F.
Optimum soil P.H 6.1-7.5
Height 20 in.