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Swiss Chard 'Fantasy'

Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens, Leaf Beet, Spinach Beet

Hardy Biennial

Arguably the best tasting Red Chard with a mild, juicy flavour and, unlike many Red Chards, has no harsh aftertastes. With excellent tolerance to downy mildew, Swiss Chard 'Fantasy' is ideal for successional sowings through the spring and summer for a delicious crop of both 'baby leaf' and mature plants. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").

Ideal For:
patio, kitchen garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
Sowing Months:
March, April, May, June, July, August
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 packet (175 swiss chard seeds)

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    • Despatch: Despatch by Monday
    • £2.99
Direct sow Leaf Beet seed outdoors from March to August. Grow Swiss Chard in a well prepared, moist, fertile seedbed in full sun or partial shade. Sow seeds thinly at a depth of 1cm (½") in drills 30cm (12") apart. Thin seedlings to 7cm (3") apart for 'baby leaves' which will be ready to harvest approximately 50 days from sowing. For larger chards/leaves thin to 15cm (6") apart, or 23cm (9") for mature plants.
Water Swiss Chard regularly, particularly during dry periods to ensure that the soil remains moist. Harvest Leaf Beet regularly by selecting a few leaves from each plant to promote fresh growth and to extend the cropping season.
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