Celebration

Quick Facts:

    • Thick multi-coloured stems
    • Can be planted in large containers
    • Makes vivid colour on your table
    • Open-pollinated seeds
    • Matures in 60 days

Celebration

Description:

Grow this gorgeous chard for fantastic colour! Celebration Swiss chard produces thick red, yellow, rose, gold, and white stems that bear slightly savoyed leaves of burgundy and green. Celebration Swiss chard seeds can be planted in large containers and always makes vivid colour on your table. The colours are richest at full maturity, so give it some time to deliver the rainbow effect. The immature leaves are tender and excellent in salads, while the cooked mature leaves and stalks have a flavour that is milder than cooked spinach, and packed with nutrients. This variety replaces Bright Lights.

Matures in 60 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
2g (approx. 64 seeds) SW753A $3.69 In stock $0.00
10g (approx. 320 seeds) SW753B $9.99 In stock $0.00
25g (approx. 800 seeds) SW753C $17.99 In stock $0.00
100g (approx. 3200 seeds) SW753D $45.99 In stock $0.00
500g (approx. 16000 seeds) SW753E $209.99 In stock $0.00
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Quick Facts:

    • Thick multi-coloured stems
    • Can be planted in large containers
    • Makes vivid colour on your table
    • 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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