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Leaf Beet 'Rhubarb Chard'

Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens, Swiss Chard, Spinach Beet
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A colourful and tasty form of Swiss Chard with rich ruby-red leaf stalks and dark greeny purple foliage. Swiss Rhubarb Chard produces an abundance of large, tasty leaves and wide mid-ribs. Cook the succulent mid-rib like asparagus and serve with melted butter. Easier, and some consider tastier, than spinach. If the plantsof Swiss Rhubarb Chard are left to flower, the flower stalks can be cooked and eaten like sprouting broccoli. Cropping from mid-summer to late autumn. After a normal winter, it will re-emerge to give an unbelievably early spring crop.

Flowering Period:June, July, August
Sowing Months:March, April, May, June, July, August
Position:sun or semi shade
1 packet (90 seeds)