Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant Seeds

R 27.50

Commonly thought of as Spinach in South Africa, Swiss Chard is actually a member of the beet family. It is one of the easiest crops to grow, and can grow "almost" all year round.
Gently twist off the outer leaves when harvesting, leaving the younger leaves to continue growing. The white stems can be removed before cooking. A good tip is to finely chop the white stems and sautee them with onion and garlic when you are making a stew, soup, etc.

Good growing companions are beans, carrots, celery and cucumbers, lettuce, basil, marigolds, mint, nasturtiums, parsley and peppers.

Large dark green, crinkled leaves with broad glossy white ribs.
* Germination: 10 to 14 days
* Maturity: 40 to 60 days
* Sowing depth: 2cm
* Ideal conditions: Full sun and semi-shade, all year round

Starke Ayres GMO Declaration
* Starke Ayres does not research, produce or procure any form of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) products.
* In South Africa, all our seed is regulated by the Genetically Modified Organisms Act of 1997 (GMO Act) and its subsidiary legislation. The GMO Act places extensive restrictions on the research, production, and marketing of GMOs.
* Maize, soybean, and cotton represent the only crops where genetically modified (GM) forms have been approved for commercial production in South Africa. Where there is potential for cross-contamination, for example with our sweetcorn seed (which could be impacted by nearby GM maize), we do certify our seed as non-GMO in both our internal and external accredited laboratories.