Swiss Chard Silverado
Heavily savored (rumpled) flavorful dark green leaves on broad white stems. Plants are more compact and longer standing (slower to bolt) than standard chard varieties. Individual outer stems can be harvested one at a time, if desired. Approximately 60 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow directly into the garden as soon as soil can be worked in early through mid-spring. Cover seeds with 1/2 inch of fine soil.
SPACING: Leave 18 to 24 inches between rows.
GERMINATION: 1 to 2 weeks, depending upon soil and weather conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Start cutting outer leaves when plants are about 8 inches tall for extended harvest, new leaves will grow out from the center. Plants grow best in relatively moist fertile soil. Grow during the cooler part of the growing season. Pant in late summer for fall crop. Use leaves from young thinned plants in salads. We think you'll like this improved variety.
Organic Certification by Washington State Department of Agriculture