Eldorado

SKU: SW760
This is one of the most upright growing and attractive of all the chards. Eldorado Swiss chard is a luxurious looking plant with stems of gold and leaves that are dark green, deeply savoyed, with wavy margins. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

Matures in 55-60 days

Season Cool season

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More details about Eldorado

This is one of the most upright growing and attractive of all the chards. Eldorado Swiss chard is a luxurious looking plant with stems of gold and leaves that are dark green, deeply savoyed, with wavy margins. The thin stems branch into veins on the leaves but keep their gold colour for a high contrast look. This variety will produce gorgeous microgreens in just two weeks. By 30 days, it is ready to eat as baby greens. By 55-60 days, it's ready for the market table - or dinner table. Grow in cool weather for best results. If grown from winter into summer it has a higher rate of bolting.

Matures in 55-60 days. (Open pollinated seeds)

Quick Facts:

    • Thin golden stems
    • Puckered, shiny leaves
    • Excellent microgreens
    • Open pollinated seeds
    • Matures in 55-60 days

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All About Eldorado

Latin

Latin
Beta vulgaris var. cicla
Family: Amaranthaceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Season: Cool season
Exposure: Full sun

Timing

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

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

Days to Maturity:

Days to Maturity: From direct sowing.

Growing

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

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

Seed Info

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

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

More on Companion Planting.

How to Grow Swiss Chard

Step 1: 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.

Step 2: Starting

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

Step 3: 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.

Step 4: Germination

Days to Maturity: From direct sowing.

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

Step 5: Harvest

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

Tips!

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

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