Fordhook Giant

Eco

Information

Is a vigorously growing white beet of dark-green crumpled leaves with white veins and white stems. Fordhook which is slow to bloom, yields a big crop and tolerates several nights of frost in autumn. A portion contains about 300 seeds. MOFGA-certified seed. See under Info etc. - Ecologically grown seeds.


 

Product number:6625
Scientific name:Beta vulgaris var. cicla
Botanic family:The Beet Family - Chenopodiaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:50
Lifespan:Biannual
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Heirloom variety:No

Cultivation advice

Sowing

Sow directly in open ground, 1-2 cm deep when the soil has become a bit warmer. If sown too early in cold soil, the amount of bolting increases.

Spacing

Between plants 10-20 cm and 35-50 cm between rows.

Harvest

Break off the outer leaves at the base, when needed. The leaves are generally used as spinach and the thick stalks can be cooked like asparagus. Chard can be harvested well into autumn and frozen after parboiling or dried in low heat. Covered with organic material, it can overwinter in a large part of the country and provide an early spring harvest before it begins to flower. Small fresh leaves are good raw.

Seed

1 g contains 50-70 seeds. A portion sows several metres. For 100 metres, 30-40 g is needed.
A portion contains about 300 seeds.