Flamingo Pink Organic

Quick Facts:

    • Neon, hot pink stalks
    • A surprising addition to salad mixes
    • Heirloom
    • Open-pollinated seeds
    • Matures in 60 days

Flamingo Pink Organic

Description:

Flamingo Pink organic Swiss chard seeds are CERTIFIED ORGANIC. The plants have neon hot-pink stalks, and shiny, dark green leaves. They make a nice alternative to the traditional varieties, and a real show piece in the garden. It looks spectacular mixed with white-stalked or red-stalked chard. Picked when immature, it makes a tasty and surprising addition to salad mixes. Or let it mature and cook the stems as you would asparagus - steamed until just tender, and the leafs as you would cook spinach. Swiss chard leaves are so packed with nutrients and antioxidants that they qualify as super-foods.

Matures in 60 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
3g (approx. 210 seeds) SW757A $3.89 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
10g (approx. 700 seeds) SW757B $6.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
25g (approx. 1750 seeds) SW757C $9.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
100g (approx. 7000 seeds) SW757D $25.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
500g (approx. 35000 seeds) SW757E $82.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Neon, hot pink stalks
    • A surprising addition to salad mixes
    • Heirloom
    • Open-pollinated seeds
    • Matures in 60 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.

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