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Beta vulgaris `Fordhook` - Fordhook Swiss Chard Seed - Sheffield`s Seed Co., Inc.
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Beta vulgaris


Fordhook Swiss Chard

In Stock: 2.765 lb (Total:2.765lb)
  • Beta vulgaris cicla Fordhook

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2.76 lb


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Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Growing Info

Scarification: none required
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: spring sowing is preferred 

Revel in the consistent growth of Beta vulgaris 'Fordhook,' a popular variety of Swiss Chard. This plant, known for its rich, green leaves and large white stalks, is a delightful addition to salads or can make a delicious, steamed side dish. You'll appreciate its adaptability, as it can be grown year-round and is appreciatively underscoring both frost and heat tolerance, defying the standard behavior of ordinary chard. Its physical characteristics are compelling too, it's a biennial plant that grows to 2ft by 8in in a variety of light to heavy soils in full sun to part shade. Not only is this plant striking in appearance, but it also boasts considerable health benefits. A powerhouse of vitamins and nutrients, it offers elements such as Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron and is low in calories, with zero cholesterol. The presence of the phytochemical compound, glycine betaine found in the root, increases its allure as it's known to lower the chances of heart diseases. Experience the cultivation journey of garden beet from your own backyard with Beta vulgaris 'Fordhook.'

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