Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard
- Tasty tender leaves
- Red, orange, purple, yellow, and white ribs
- Can be grown in containers
- 50-60 days
- ±1,900 seeds/oz
(aka Rainbow Chard) Australian heirloom from Digger’s Garden Club. Technicolor mixture of Swiss chards with shades of red, orange, purple, yellow, and white tastes as good as it looks. Seed crops of all the different colors are grown in isolation to maintain a proper balance of colors. Tender and delicious. 50-60 days. ±1,900 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard
Direct Seed: 4" Apart
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Rows Apart: 20-24"
Thin: 12" Apart
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in early spring when soil temperature is at least 50°F. Can also be started indoors 5-6 weeks before transplanting out. Grows best in full sun but tolerates partial shade. Swiss chard withstands light frost.
Ratings & Reviews
Good short season crop - and colorful too!
I'd never grown, cooked, or eaten Swiss Chard before purchasing a packet of this Silverbeet. The colors were enticing so I thought I'd try it. It grew easily and without much attention paid to it, even with my incredibly short growing season. Soon, I had a thick bed of bright, colorful Swiss Chard. I used it in salads as well as interchangeably with Spinach. Good stuff!