Fordhook Swiss Chard Beta vulgaris Fordhook

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Beta vulgaris Fordhook

Family:

Chenopodiaceae

Genus:

Beta

Species:

vulgaris

Cultivar:

Fordhook

Common Name:

Fordhook Swiss Chard

Seeds Per Pound:
15,764
Quantity:
1.65 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
67
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
12 inches
Collection Locale:
Oregon
Crop Year:
2016
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 1.65 lb
Prices
  • Beta vulgaris cicla Fordhook

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
1.95
10 g
4.10
1 oz
5.95
1 lb
17.50
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: Sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: spring sowing is prefered.
In a Nutshell:
* The stalks -- which can be white, yellow, red, purple, and pink
* Consistent growth rate, can be grown year round, but can be less frost hardy than normal for chard.
* Fordhook is a well known and very popular variety of Swiss Chard. It is cold hardy as well as tolerant of heat.
* The large stalks are topped by deep green leaves. Excellent for use in salads or steamed.
* Requires full sun to part shade
* Full of vitamins and nutrients