Swiss Chard

Golden Swiss Chard Organic

Golden Swiss Chard Organic

SW854

60 days. Add a flash of gold to your salads. This specialty heirloom strain starts out as emerald green baby leaves with yellow stems and veins. The yellow intensifies to a rich golden color at maturity. Mild and sweet. Grows to 20-24 inches tall.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 50 seeds per gram.
  • SW854/L
  • 3 grams Organic
  • $3.65

  • SW854/M
  • 7 grams Organic
  • $5.25

  • SW854/N
  • 1 oz Organic
  • $10.95

  • SW854G1
  • 1/4 lb Organic
  • $24.20

  • SW854G2
  • 1 lb Organic
  • $79.50
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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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5-STARS! for beauty
Jan 26, 2015  |  By The Gardener
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This is my favorite-looking of all the chards -- and I've grown and sold them all. It has the same abundant harvest as all the other colorful chards. Try mixing this color with and equal number of red stems in your bunches, for outstanding good looks, and to add a visual punch to your produce line-up at farmers' markets.