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Beta vulgaris Cicla

Five coloured, Rainbow

Description

Includes white, yellow, orange, pink and red stalked varieties and green or red leaves. Regarded as a cool weather vegetable which will withstand all but the hardest frosts.

Coloured varieties of chard were grown in ancient times.

Harvesting seed

Seeds mature at base of the flower stalks and continue upwards changing from green to brown.

Harvest seeds when about two-thirds of seeds turn brown.

Pull either stalks or the whole plant and leave to dry for about 10 days.

Thresh by running a gloved hand along the stalk. Screen and winnow and then store in cool dry conditions.


Additional Info

Height
41-50cm
Spread
11-20cm
Colour
Multi
Hardiness
Hardy
Longevity
Biennial
Seed viability
5 years
Nominal value
0.75 pence/seed