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Beta vulgaris cicla

Yellow chard

Description

Produces sweet stems and crispy deep green leaves.

It is very vigorous and produces lots of leaves so start cutting the leaves when about 10 cm tall; and can be cut 4-5 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
51-60cm
Spread
51-60cm
Colour
Yellow
Hardiness
Hardy
Longevity
Biennial
Seed viability
5 years
Nominal value
2 pence/seed