Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant Seeds
Info: Swiss Chard `Fordhook Giant` was introduced in 1934 and has been a market leader for years. It is bolt resistant and a fine flavoured variety that produces thick, dark green, crisp, crumbled leaves with a broad white rib on juicy white stalks. This excellent variety continuously produces new leaves when harvested frequently.
Sowing & cultivation: Swiss chard is a prolific grower with a long cropping season, it tolerates partial shade, poor soil and inattention. Sow outdoors from May after the last frosts have occurred about 3 cm deep and about 30 cm apart. The harvest starts from June by cutting off the outer stems without hurting the heart.
|Botanical name||Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris|
|Sowing||from May outdoors|
|Location||sunny, rich soil|
|Germination temperature||15 - 20°C|
|Germination||10 - 14 days|
|Harvesting||from June to October|