Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard Seed

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A healthy rainbow of superfood! A beautiful heirloom chard, sporting colors of brilliant pink, yellow, orange, red, and white stalks. Very mild and tasty, and highly ornamental; pretty enough to mingle in your flower garden. A farm-market favorite and very easy to grow. The trick is soaking the seeds in warm water for 15 minutes prior to planting. Sauté, use in stews and soups or mix tender young leaves into salad for a superfood treat. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 7-21. Soak seeds in warm water for 15 minutes before planting to speed germination.
  • Days to maturity: 60
  • Start indoors: Not recommended
  • Sow outdoors: 2-3 weeks before last frost, ½” deep
  • Spacing: 2-8” apart in rows 18-24” apart; thin seedlings for salad, leaving 8” between plants
  • Produce size: Up to 20”
  • Yield: Variable, depending upon seed spacing
  • Mature plant height: Up to 20”
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Year of discovery: Unknown; originated in Australia

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