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Organic Chard, Fordhook Giant
(1/4 lb)

Produces Dark Glossy Green Leaves

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV5254

$12.99/1/4 Lb

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$12.99/1/4 Lb

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Description

Chard - Fordhook Giant - Beta vulgaris (Cicla group)

Biennial Heirloom. Truly superior green chard for farm and garden, used since the 1750s. Heavily crumpled, very dark glossy green leaves contrast nicely with broad white succulent stems. Receives top marks for fine flavor and texture, also makes a nice poultry feed.

Did You Know? Chard contains vitamins A, C, E, and B6, as well as many minerals.

Soil & Water: Chard prefers moderate soil with plenty of added organic matter and even, moderate water throughout the season.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 1-2 weeks before the last frost, and keep planting every 2 weeks for succession harvest. Chard tolerates light frosts when young, and moderate freezes once established. It can also adapt to warmer summer temperatures.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest outer stalks early, or cut the whole plant to allow a second plant to grow.

Soil Temperature: 50-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 5-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 24"-28"
Days To Maturity: 50-60 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4"-5"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 7,586 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!

Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Succession Planting

Characteristics

Seed Unit Sizes 1/4 lb Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Biennial Planting Time Spring, Fall
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Late Fall, Early Winter Ideal Soil Temperature 50-85°F
Days to Maturity 50 - 60 Days Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun
Growth Habit Herbaceous Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Amaranthaceae (Goosefoot) Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0
Seed Unit Sizes 1/4 lb
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Biennial
Planting Time Spring, Fall
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer, Late Fall, Early Winter
Ideal Soil Temperature 50-85°F
Days to Maturity 50 - 60 Days
Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun
Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Amaranthaceae (Goosefoot)
Soil pH 6.1 - 7.0

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Chard prefers moderate soil with plenty of added organic matter and even, moderate water throughout the season.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 1-2 weeks before the last frost, and keep planting every 2 weeks for succession harvest. Chard tolerates light frosts when young, and moderate freezes once established. It can also adapt to warmer summer temperatures.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest outer stalks early, or cut the whole plant to allow a second plant to grow.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.30 lbs. Dimensions: 8"L x 4"W x 0.75"H

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