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Golden Chard OG

(56 days) Open-pollinated. The gold standard in chard and a first-rate ornamental edible. A once-rare color in chard, this strain from Frank Morton always stands out in our grow-outs for its flavor as well as its color. Large light green semi-savoyed leaves contrast with the bright yellow stems and veins. Becomes strikingly luminescent as the plant matures. Lacks the metallic qualities of some chard. This heirloom was developed in the 1830s when it was originally known as Chilean beet.
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3038A: 1/16oz for $1.80  
3038B: 1/8oz for $3.20  
3038C: 1/2oz for $5.50  
3038D: 1oz for $9.20  
3038E: 4oz for $28.00  
3038K: 1lb for $105.00   ($99.75)
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Chard

Beta vulgaris (cicla group)

800–2,000 seeds/oz. 116 oz packet sows 5–13 ft; 1 oz plants 80–200 ft.

Culture: Hardy and easy to grow. Direct seed 2" apart. Same species as beets. Salzer’s 1915 catalog opines, “Swiss chard produces more food for the table than almost any other vegetable and it also requires less care; it yields a constant crop from July to winter.” Plants will grow quite large. Space according to use—can be direct-seeded 2" apart for baby-leaf harvest; thin to 12–16" apart for large leaves. Soften thick ribs of chard, beets and other greens by braising. Also used for microgreens.

Minimum germination temperature 40°, optimum range 50–85°.

Greens

Days to maturity are from direct seeding.

Culture: When to harvest greens? Research from trials conducted in England and Kenya showed looseleaf lettuce, red chard and arugula harvested in the evening had a longer shelf life than when picked in the morning.