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Name: 'Bright Lights' Swiss Chard (Multi-coloured stems) 2170
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Teaser: Brightly coloured stems of yellow, crimson, gold, orange, violet, purple, white, green and pink!
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AAS winner. Brightly coloured stems of yellow, crimson, gold, orange, violet, purple, white, green and pink with contrasting dark green, crinkled leaves. Leaves have a lighter taste than the standard chards. Often used as an ornamental in flower gardens.

 

  • Packet $2.49
  • 25g  $10.45
  • 125g $20.50
  • 500g $51.45


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Product Code 2170
How To Grow Chard grows best in well drained soils with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5. Sow seed about 1- 2 cm (1/2-3/4") deep and 2.5 cm (1") apart in rows 45cm (18") apart starting in mid spring. Sowing every two weeks until early summer will ensure continuous supply. Gradually thin out to 10 cm (4") apart using the thinnings as baby greens. Harvest outer leaves first by cutting at the base of the stem then working towards the centre as you go. One packet sows approximately a 6 m (20’) row.
Life Cycle Annual
Propagation Sow Direct Every Two Weeks as Long As Weather Is Cool
Days to Emergence 10
Light Full Sun
Growth Habit Bushy
Height Medium %2860 to 80 cm%29%2824%22 to 32%22%29
Frost Tolerance Frost Hardy
Days to Harvest 60
Degree of Difficulty Easy
Heritage Open Pollinated
Family Name Amaranthaceae
Latin Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla
 
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