Grow Rainbow Mixed, Swiss Chard from freshly harvested Beta vulgaris vegetable seeds. This mixture of Swiss Chard will produce red, pink, white, yellow and orange stalks with dark green leaves above. Each stalk will mature to roughly 10 inches in length and the plants grow to a mature height of about 16 to 20 inches tall. Swiss Chard, also referred to as a leaf beet, can be enjoyed raw in salads or cooked as well. The leaves of Swiss chard are mainly used as a spinach substitute and if cooked, they will give off a milder flavor. Categorized as a beet, chosen for it's tender green foliage, all Swiss Chard varieties are descendants of Beta maritima, also known as "Sea Beets." The Sea Beet is wildly grown along the shorelines of the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts of Europe. This popular heirloom dates back to the 16th century, however they were not commercially used until the 19th century. Grown both as a ornamental plant and as a food source, Rainbow Mixed Swiss Chard will establish itself for a single season, as an annual. Once harvested, the plants will regrow a fresh harvest and will produce up until the first killing frost. This particular Swiss Chard variety will be ready for harvest in roughly 30 to 60 days. About 30 days for baby sized Swiss Chard & roughly 60 days full a mature sized harvest.
Quality Swiss Chard seeds packaged by "Seed Needs"
Ready for harvest in roughly 60 days
Provide an area of full sun to partial shade
Easy planting instructions along with a colorful picture printed on each "Seed Needs" packet!