Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard
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Swiss Chard

Great looking, and great tasting!
  • Colourful stems that realy stand out in beds, borders or containers.
  • A true ‘cut and come again’ leafy veg with rainbow-coloured stems and superb flavour.
  • Easy to grow, this award-winning Swiss chard will crop prolifically over a long season.
  • Tasty and nutritious – pick as baby leaves for colourful salads or steam or stir-fry.
  • Supplied as 12 plug plants, ready to plant out when the risk of frost has passed.

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A fantastic looking ornamental chard that’s ideal for adding a splash of colour to your vegetable plot or patio containers. With dark green and bronze leaves and rainbow stems ranging from white and orange-yellow through to pinky red and purple, it is a real stunner, as well as being delicious to eat and packed full of vitamins, minerals and healthy fibre.

Cropping prolifically over a long season, it is a true ‘cut and come again’ variety; the leaves will regenerate 1-2 weeks after harvesting the whole plant (leaving 2.5-5cm base), or remove just the outer leaves and allow the heart to grow on. The plants are robust enough to withstand light frosts and will continue to give good quality leaves until the colder winter weather sets in. Harvest from July to November and if protected over winter will produce an early spring crop.

This versatile veg has a lovely mild, sweet flavour when picked as baby leaves for salads and garnishes, becoming slightly bitter when left to mature and delicious when lightly steamed or stir-fried to retain colour, flavour and nutrients. There will be plenty to pick all through the season, so any excess can be blanched and packed in an airtight bag for the freezer, where it will store well for up to a year.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, enjoying an excellent harvest of tasty chard.

Supplied as 12 plug plants, ready to plant out once the risk of frost has passed, growing to 50cm in height and 40cm spread.

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Supplied as 12 plug plants.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • Give cloche protection from October onwards to encourage cropping into winter.
  • When cooking larger leaves, separate the leaves and stems and cook the stems for a couple of minutes longer than the leaves for optimum flavour and texture.

Care Information

How to grow Chard

  • Plant into well cultivated ground 40cm (16in) apart and water well until plants are established.
  • Regularly pick a few leaves and stems, but don’t completely strip the plants, allowing the plants to continue growing.

Aftercare

  • Plants usually die back through winter, but will come again the following spring to produce a further early crop, before running to seed.
  • Mulch in the autumn and give cloche protection or cover with straw or similar material to encourage cropping into winter.

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Fruiting Time
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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
50 cm
40 cm
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