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SILVERBEET Ruby Red (Swiss Chard)

Beta vulgaris

Stock: Available

$3.50

Family: Amaranthaceae

Subfamily: Betoideae

Characteristics: Annual

Seed per packet: Approx 40

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An heirloom Silverbeet with tender deep crimson stems that contrast beautifully with its crumpled large dark green leaves. An attractive leaf vegetable that can be grown in the flower garden for its foliage and colour.

A very productive variety that can be picked as baby leaves to use in a salad mix or left to grow for steamed greens.
 

Adaptable to most well-drained garden soils, prefers an open sunny position.

Tropical: All Year Round
Temperate: Spring to Autumn
Cold: Spring to Autumn

Sow: 10mm deep.
Sow direct or in trays of a quality seed raising mix and transplant when 5-6cm tall.
Germination: 6-7 days.
Plant space: 30cm
Row space: 30cm
Maturity: 8 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants. Pick leaves continuously to promote new growth

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