Swiss Chard

Peppermint Swiss Chard

Peppermint Swiss Chard

SW856

53-63 days. Standing alone as the only two-toned Swiss chard, Peppermint's clean white stems sport blazing fuchsia streaks, making it not only one of our most eye-catching varieties, but its coloration also reveals a potent antioxidant content. Topped off with wide, rumpled, lustrous, green leaves, Peppermint provides ample harvests of wholesome fresh greens for both warm and cool weather plantings.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 50 seeds per gram.
  • SW856C1
  • 5M
  • $23.25

  • SW856C2
  • 25M
  • $81.25
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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