Flamingo Pink Organic

Flamingo Pink Organic

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$3.59$81.99

  • Neon, hot pink stalks
  • Pick when immature for a surprising addition to salad mixes
  • Heirloom
  • Open-pollinated seeds
  • Matures in 60 days
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Product 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)

How to Grow Swiss Chard

The succulent leaves of Swiss chard can be used much like spinach. You can even use the big ones to wrap “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.  Follow along with this handy How to Grow Swiss Chard from seeds Guide and grow food.

Latin
Beta vulgaris var. cicla
Family: Amaranthaceae

Difficulty
Easy

We Recommend: Celebration Swiss Chard (SW753) is the variety of choice for those who want to sample a bit of everything. Its combination of wild colours will bring dramatic visual appeal to any garden.
For Urban Growers: Give Peppermint Swiss Chard (SW763) a try this season in any large container. Aim for relatively vigorous root growth and a pot size of 5 gallons or more. It’s pretty enough to treat as an ornamental – and then you get to eat it!

Season & Zone
Season: Cool season
Exposure: Full sun
Zone: 2-10

Timing
Direct sow mid-April to early August. Chard is moderatly winter hardy. 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.

Growing
Ideal pH: 6.0-6.5. Swiss chard prefers loose, deep, and fertile soil 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.

1 review for Flamingo Pink Organic

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Gorgeous colour and excellent flavor when young. I was not a fan of swiss chard but this is a beautiful addition to any garden for visual appeal and those that like mature chard. Ended up with a couple white plants but they looked lovely in the mix!

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