Swiss Chard Ruby Red

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Tender, sweet, with vivid red stalks, dark greenish-red and heavily crinkled leaves. Easy to grow, vigorous and high in vitamin content. A

  • Seed Count: 300

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Swiss Chard Ruby Red

Swiss Chard Ruby Red . Tender, sweet, with vivid red stalks, dark greenish-red and heavily crinkled leaves. Easy to grow, vigorous and high in vitamin content. Approximately 55 days to maturity. Plants grow 16-20″ tall.

Cultivation Advice Swiss Chard Ruby Red

Days to Germination:  7-14
Days To Harvest: 55
Planting Depth: 1/2 inch
Spacing, Row: 18-24 inches
Spacing, Plant: 8-12 inches
Light:  Full Sun

  • Swiss Chard does not transplant well and does best if the seeds are planted directly in the soil.
  • Sow about 6 seeds per foot directly into the garden as soon as soil can be worked in early spring to summer through mid spring.  Cover seeds with 1/2 inch of fine soil.
  • When seedlings are 3 to 4 inches high thin to 8 to 12 inches apart.   Use leaves from young thinned plants in salads.
  • Start cutting outer leaves when plants are about 8 inches tall for extended harvest, new leaves will grow out from the centre.
  • Cut back plants in late summer to rejuvenate them for fall production.
  • Swiss Chard is resistant to frost, and can be harvested well after first frost