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The New Sun Loving Swiss Chard

The Burpee Europe team often feel that the nutritional, growing and flavour benefits of the Swiss chard are sometimes overlooked.

Chard, like many other leafy vegetables, certainly packs a punch when it comes to vitamins and other excellent health sources. It contains vitamin A, vitamin K and a good source of vitamin C and magnesium too!

This veggie treat is lovely to grow too, it can be grown almost all year round and even used in the same way as a cut and come again lettuce. You can cut just the outer leaves or even the top of the plant a couple of inches above the soil when needed and it will grow back resplendent again! Swiss Chard 'Fordhook Giant' This NEW classic Burpee-bred chard has thick, dark-green, tender leaves and an enticing, slightly bitter, earthy flavour. It can be sautéed with a little olive oil and lemon juice for a simple feast or used in any dish calling for spinach.

'Fordhook Giant' produces dependably heavy yields from late spring until winter even in hot weather. It thrives in full sun!

Sun: full sun

Height: 35 cm

Spread: 20 cm

Days to Maturity from Sowing: 60-70

Uses: vegetable garden plantings, mixed containers

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This story was published on: 01/04/2022

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