Swiss Chard, Fordhook Giant

Beta vulgaris
$2.99 to $18.25
SKU: 0415
  • Plants grow to 28 inches
  • Very productive
  • White veins and stalks
  • Can be grown in containers
  • 50-60 days
  • ±1,750 seeds/oz
$2.99 to $18.25

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Offered by W. Atlee Burpee and Co. since at least the 1930s. Broad, dark green, heavily crumpled leaves with white veins and stalks. Plants grow 28" high with 2½" wide stalks. Abundant crops all season. 50-60 days. ±1,750 seeds/oz.

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.