GB CULTURAL INFO: ALL/Matures 7-8/Harvest 44/Yield 200-810/Spacing 8"/
DAYS TO MAT: 60 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 50
SOURCE CODE: C
APPROX GERM DAYS: 10-14
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/8"
WHEN TO PLANT: Early Spring, Summer, Fall in mild-winter areas
PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: May be started in flats or pots, but chard is taprooted, so transplant promptly or direct-sow. Easy to grow and drought-tolerant vegetable will produce best when well-prepared soil and good drainage allow its roots to go deep. Prefers a sunny place and is slow to bolt. Can be planted from Spring onwards. This variety is bred for production of baby leaves, so pull off the outer leaves when they are no more than 4" long. Can cut whole plant 2" from the ground and it will re-grow. Adequate moisture and fertility will make for more tender leaves.
BOTANICAL NAME: Beta vulgaris var. cicla
DESCRIPTION: Traditional variety from Italy makes a continuous harvest of tender young leaves for salads or cooking. A "baby spinach" that re-sprouts and takes heat.
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