Golden Chard

Eco

Information

Is a yellow white beet which has been around since the 1830s, then with the name Chilean Beet. This is one of the most beautiful and tasty white beets with very yellow stems and veins and brilliantly green, slightly crumpled leaves. The colour grows deeper as the plant ages and it keeps the colour when cooked. A portion contains about 150 seeds. MOFGA-certified seed. See under Info etc. - Ecologically grown seeds.


 

Product number:6690
Scientific name:Beta vulgaris var. cicla
Botanic family:The Beet Family - Chenopodiaceae
Organic:Yes
Days to maturity:60
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 150 seeds.