Silverado Chard

Silverado Chard

Beta vulgaris
Our favorite green chard.

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We are in love with this chard! This compact green chard has modest bone-white ribs and beautiful savoyed deep green leaves. The plants are extremely bolt resistant and hold up well for months. The same plants you pick from in the spring will keep going on into the fall. It withstands cold temperatures better than red chard. We were harvesting this chard through mid-December covered only with a single layer of row cover. The stems are quite tasty and can be used like celery or cooked with the greens. We like chard as a spinach substitute especially in the summer months when spinach is tough to grow.
Number of Seeds 100 seeds
Spacing in Row 18 inches
Spacing Between Rows 18 inches
Planting Depth 3/4 inch
Days to Germination 5-14 days
Days to Maturity 60 days
Height at Maturity 18 inches
Width at Maturity 12-18 inches
Start seeds indoors to transplant 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplant outdoors 2 weeks before last frost for late spring harvest. Chard requires moderately fertile soil and moist soil. Harvest the larger, outer leaves for continued production and to keep plants disease free.

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