Canary Yellow

Quick Facts:

    • Exceptional leaf quality
    • Young stalks are deep orange
    • Mature stalks turn bright yellow
    • Open-pollinated seeds
    • Matures in 50 days

Canary Yellow

Description:

The vibrant oranges and yellows of Canary Yellow Swiss chard seeds bring cheerful colour to spring and winter gardens. The young stalks are a deep orange colour while the larger, more mature stalks turn a bright yellow to contrast beautifully with dark green glossy leaves. This variety has exceptional leaf quality and it lasts for ages in the fall garden. The depth of colour increases as the plants develop throughout the season. By mid-summer the stalks should be deep, golden yellow. Try Canary Yellow as gold-streaked baby leaf salad greens, or let it grow to its full glory in the garden. Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Matures in 50 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
3g (approx. 243 seeds) SW755A $3.29 In stock $0.00
10g (approx. 810 seeds) SW755B $5.49 In stock $0.00
25g (approx. 2025 seeds) SW755C $9.99 In stock $0.00
100g (approx. 8100 seeds) SW755D $19.99 In stock $0.00
500g (approx. 40500 seeds) SW755E $63.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Exceptional leaf quality
    • Young stalks are deep orange
    • Mature stalks turn bright yellow
    • Open-pollinated seeds
    • Matures in 50 days

How To Grow

The succulent leaves of Swiss chard can be used much like spinach. You can even use the big ones for wraps like cabbage rolls. The colourful stems can be cooked like asparagus. Enjoy the small leaves in salad. They grow easily and well in our climate and stand in the garden for many months, giving a long harvest from one planting. Continue reading below for some useful tips on how to grow Swiss chard from seed.

Latin
Beta vulgaris var. cicla
Family: Amaranthaceae

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone
Season: Cool season
Exposure: Full sun

Timing
Direct sow any time from early spring to mid-summer. Chard is moderately winter hardy and may perform into the following spring where winters are mild. Optimal soil temperature: 10-30°C (50-85°F). Seeds should sprout in 7-14 days.

Starting
Sow seeds 1cm (½”) deep, spaced 10-30cm (4-12″) apart in rows 45cm (18″) apart.

Days to Maturity: From direct sowing.

Growing
Ideal pH: 6.0-6.5. Swiss chard prefers loose, deep, and fertile soil that is rich in organic matter. Plenty of consistent moisture is required, especially as plants grow larger. It grows best in full sun, but will tolerate light shade in summer. A liquid fertilizer or compost tea applied twice during summer will keep chard growing well.

Harvest
For salad mix, seed more densely and cut as baby leaves. Cut individual mature stalks using the large outer ones first.

Seed Info
In optimal conditions at least 75% of seeds will germinate. Usual seed life: 3 years. Per 100′ row: 220 seeds, per acre: 64M seeds.

Companion Planting
Beans, Brassicas, and onions make the best companions for chard.

More on Companion Planting.