Swiss Chard

 

Not only is this vegetable delicious sauteed in dishes, added to soups and stews or on it’s own as a heart healthy salad this member of the beet family is also a beautiful plant to have in your garden. With large bright leaves and vibrant red stems Swiss Chard has a lenghtly growing season and benefits from continuous harvesting.  Both the leaves and stems can be eaten and contain high amounts of Vitamins A, K and C.

Swiss Chard

Beta vulgaris spp.cicla

  • Light Exposure: Sun
  • Soil Type: Rich, fertile
  • Height: 27″
  • Width: 27″
  • Bloom Time: n/a
  • Bloom Colour: n/a
  • Foliage Colour: Green with stems in red, yellow, pink and white
  • Pests and Disease: Leaf spot, slugs, viruses
  • Landscape Uses: Beds
  • Special Features: Edible
  • Zone: 8-11

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