Beta vulgaris var cicla
Rich, slightly savoyed green leaves and deep golden stalks, midribs and veins make this a striking beauty. Holds excellent color both when harvested for baby leaf and when fully mature at 2' tall. Very productive plants are tender and succulent with a good flavor. Tolerates slight frost.
- Cool season annual
- Approx. 150-350 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Maturity: Approx. 53-60 days
- Planting season: Mid spring/early summer
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in spring after last frost in a warm, sunny location or partial shade in hot areas. In temperate areas, sow in late summer/early fall as well. Keep soil moist. Soak seeds and rinse water 3-4 times before planting. Like beets, chard “seeds” produce more than one plant, so will require thinning. When the plant has a strong root structure, harvest a couple of leaves from each plant. Mature plants can be cut back to 1-2" above soil for re-growth for a cut-and-come again harvest.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: Good in recipes that use pak choi or spinach. Use small leaves in salad.