Beta Vulgaris Var Cicla
The Fantasia Orange Swiss chard stalks and veins begin a yellowish orange shade when young, and then become deeper vibrant orange when mature, with deep green crinkled leaves. This cool season variety reaches full maturity in 55 to 60 days, and will grow to be between 8 to 10 in . You can, however, in as little as 40 days begin cutting the outer leaves of the plants for nibbling, or thinning down your row for an early baby green harvest . This variety will hold its bright orange color when cooked and the baby leaves are great for making salads or eating raw on sandwiches.
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.