Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard Seed

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Introduced in 1934 by W. Atlee Burpee and Co., Fordhook has broad dark-green heavily crumpled leaves with white veins and stalks. Can be used in dishes calling for spinach; sautéed with a bit of butter and sprinkling of lemon juice is a feast in itself. Plants grow 28" high with 2½" wide stalks and produce abundant crops all season. Abundant crops all season and even after the first light frosts.

Swiss Chard Seed:

  • Spring Planting Dates: March – June
  • Fall Planting Dates: June - September
  • Distance Between Rows: 2 ft.
  • Distance Between Plants: 6-8 inches
  • Depth to Plant: 0.5 in.
  • Days to Maturity: 55-80 Days
  • Length of Harvest: 40 Days