Named after the Roman general. Tasty all summer, won't bolt. Mild and sweet. Savory leaves and pale ivory celery-like stalks. Heavily crumpled with wide, broad white ribs about 20 inches tall. Tolerates hot weather and grows until first frost. Heavy producing plant with good flavor. Non-genetically engineered. Culture:Swiss chard can be directly seeded in early spring as soon as the ground can be worked, or in late summer for a fall crop. Chard is quite versatile because it can withstand summer heat and mild frosts.
Harvest: Cut off individual stalks from the entire plant, leaving 2 inches of stalk at the base. Leave the plants in the ground and they will produce a second crop with smaller leaves.
Planting depth: 1/2" (1.25 cm.) Seed spacing: 1" (2.5 cm.) Spacing between rows: 18"-24" (45-60 cm.) Days to germination: 7-14 Spacing after thinning: 8"-12" (20-30 cm.) Days to maturity: 52
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