Swiss Chard

Electric Neon Swiss Chard Blend

Electric Neon Swiss Chard Blend

SW857

60 days. Research has shown that Swiss chard leaves contain at least 13 different antioxidants! Plug into the health benefits of Swiss chard with this electrifying 220 volt blend of intense colors. As exciting growing and viewing in the garden as gracing your dinner table. Our exclusive mix includes the neon range of 3-phase red, fuse-melt pink, hot-stick yellow, and glare-burst orange.

Winter Growing Information

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 50 seeds per gram.
  • SW857/S
  • 3 grams
  • $3.95

  • SW857/P
  • 7 grams
  • $6.35

  • SW857/B
  • 1 oz
  • $14.50
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
50-75°F5-171/2"10-16"2-3"18-24"75%2 years≈ 50Medium


Beta vulgaris, Cicla Group
Swiss chard is a vegetable that is in the same family as the common beet, however while the root of the beet is commonly eaten, it's the leaves of the Swiss chard that are consumed. Recent nutritional analysis has shown that Swiss chard is second only to spinach on the world's healthiest vegetable list. Packed with anthocyanins and fiber it's one of the most antioxidant rich foods as demonstrated in the vivid colors of the leaves.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

Culture
• Swiss chard grows best in cool weather, and overwinters in mild climates
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• Cover beds with row cover if temperatures are cool

Direct Sowing
• Sow mid-spring through summer
• Thin when plants reach a height of 3 inches

Transplanting
• Start indoors 3-4 weeks before anticipated transplant date

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Aphids, leaf miners, flea beetles, and leaf hoppers
Insect control: Pick off affected leaves and check for eggs — spray with Azatrol or Neem oil
Common diseases: Leaf spot
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, remove debris

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest leaves from the outside, taking care not to damage the growing point
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity
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Nice chard!
Aug 2, 2014  |  By Andrea
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Electric Neon chard grew well for me, and it looks absolutely spectacular. Tastes pretty much like Bright Lights, which is my standby chard. What's not to like? I would definitely recommend this variety.