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Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard Seeds

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Quick Overview

The famous 10" leaves with white midribs have a taste that has made "Fordhook Giant" the No. 1 Swiss Chard.

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Packet +/- 255 seeds
Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard Seeds, Beta vulgaris, Swiss Chard
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Common Name Swiss Chard
Botanical Name Beta vulgaris
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Planting Time Cool Season
Seed Spacing 1 inch
Row Spacing 18 inches
Space After Thinning 8-12 inches
Days to Germination 7-10
Days to Harvest 50-65
In the Kitchen Steaming, Stir Fry
Ships As Seed
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada Yes
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:

When and Where to Plant: Select sunny location and sow seed as soon as the ground can be worked. In mild areas, plant any time of year. Cultivate soil and enrich with vegetable food. Firm soil over seed.
Care: Keep soil moist, weed free, and feed every 4 weeks.
Harvesting: Break or cut outer leaves off at base when 6-8"/15-20 cm. wide. Pick and discard old or tough leaves and flower stalks.

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