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Fordhook Giant (1857) (Heirloom Variety)

  • Brand: General
  • Product Code: 294
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $1.99

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 Pkt (≈ 150 seeds)
25g (≈ 1200 seeds)

A tall strain with dark green crumpled leaves. Stems are broad thick & white. Stalks cut at ground level will regrow. Both the stalks and leaves can be picked while the plant continues to grow. Can also be grown in containers.

  • Seed Depth: 1/2" (12mm)
  • Seed Spacing: 1" (2.5cm)
  • Row Spacing: 30" (75cm)
  • Days to Sprout: 7-10
  • Plant Spacing: 8-12" (20-30cm)
  • Days to Maturity: 55

Plant: Sow seeds in spring or in mild-winter areas, anytime of the year. Chard tolerates poor soil, but does better in well drained nitrogen enriched soil.

Care: Water regularly and feed every 4-6 weeks. Thin seedlings when 2" (5cm) tall.

Harvest: Pick entire leaf stalk, or harvest outer leaves so that new growth comes from the center.

Your Health: Rich in vitamin A, Iron and Potassium: moderate amounts of vitamins B & C.