Red Rhubarb Swiss Chard Seeds
Product of Italy
Red Rhubarb Swiss Chard: pretty enough for the flower garden, this wonderful and richly flavoured heirloom variety has wide stalks and veins that are bright scarlet red and deeply crumpled leaves that are rich dark green. Cook the stalks as you would asparagus and the leaves as you would spinach, or enjoy both raw in salads.
Planting Guide: Sow 1/2" deep, about 8"-10" apart in rows about 12" apart - after the danger of frost is gone. Full sun. Ensure soil is well worked and fine in texture. Water regularly - about 1" weekly.
Harvest: About 60 days to full maturity, although outer leaves can be trimmed once they are over 5" long. The plant will continue to produce inner leaves when trimmed regularly. Red Rhubarb Swiss Chard can be eaten raw or cooked.
Tip: Red Rhubarb Swiss Chard has a love affair with Mint - be sure to plant these two lovers side by side for best results!