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The Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant is a variety that can grow to be over two feet tall. This plant produced broad, dark green leaves with bright white stems which are 2 ½” thick. Leaves can grow quite large, 24 to 28 inches in length, and are heavily crumpled. This variety is excellent for gardeners looking to produce mass amounts of high quality swiss chard with the purpose of eating, as swiss chard with white stems is high quality in both texture and flavor. This crop grows well in zones 6 and higher. After around 60 days, each stem can be harvested individually, and harvested throughout the summer. Leaves have a bitter taste that resembles spinach, and a fun crumpled texture. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard Vegetable Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e beta vulgaris subsp. circla\u003c\/li\u003e \n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eOther Names:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/li\u003e \n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 60 days\u003c\/li\u003e \n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e 6+\u003c\/li\u003e \n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlanting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e ¼”\u003c\/li\u003e \n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 18”\u003c\/li\u003e \n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 18-24”\u003c\/li\u003e \n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Upright\u003c\/li\u003e \n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Rich soil with a pH level of 6 to 6.4\u003c\/li\u003e \n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Warmer\u003c\/li\u003e \n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full or Partial Sun\u003c\/li\u003e \n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Susceptible to Slugs and aphids\u003c\/li\u003e \n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eColor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Dark green leaves with white stems.\u003c\/li\u003e \n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFlavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e similar to spinach and beet\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e \n\u003cbr\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eGrowing Directions:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard thrives in areas in zones 6 and above. They need full sun and lots of water to grow to their full potential. The soil type is also important for their growth. Be sure to use soil with a pH around 6 to 6.4. To accomplish this, it can be helpful to mix both compost and sand into the soil being used. Sow them in the spring a couple of weeks before the final frost of the season. Keep around 18-24 inches between plants and rows, allowing these large plants to reach their full size. After around 60 days, the Giant Swiss Chard leaves are ready to be harvested. They can be harvested individually, or as an entire head. Regardless, it is beneficial to keep the Fordhook Giant heads intact throughout the harvest, so that they can continue to produce leaves throughout the rest of the growing season. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eFacts:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\n\u003cp\u003e These giant swiss chard leaves are an excellent choice for a grower looking for a productive harvest. They are easy to grow at home, and produce mass amounts of swiss chard, which tastes similar to spinach.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\n\u003ch3\u003eSeeds Per Package:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3 g - Approximately 100 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Approximately 1,100 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Approximately 4,450 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Approximately 17,480 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Approximately 88,400 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n"}
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60 days. The Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant is a variety that can grow to be over two feet tall. This plant produced broad, dark green leaves with bright white stems which are 2 ½” thick. Leaves can grow quite large, 24 to 28 inches in length, and are heavily crumpled. This variety is excellent for gardeners looking to produce mass amounts of high quality swiss chard with the purpose of eating, as swiss chard with white stems is high quality in both texture and flavor. This crop grows well in zones 6 and higher. After around 60 days, each stem can be harvested individually, and harvested throughout the summer. Leaves have a bitter taste that resembles spinach, and a fun crumpled texture.

Growing Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard Vegetable Garden Seeds

  • Latin Name: beta vulgaris subsp. circla
  • Other Names:
  • Days to Maturity: 60 days
  • Hardiness Zone: 6+
  • Planting Depth: ¼”
  • Plant Spacing: 18”
  • Row Spacing: 18-24”
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Soil Preference: Rich soil with a pH level of 6 to 6.4
  • Temp Preference: Warmer
  • Light Preference: Full or Partial Sun
  • Pests/diseases: Susceptible to Slugs and aphids
  • Color: Dark green leaves with white stems.
  • Flavor: similar to spinach and beet

Growing Directions:

Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard thrives in areas in zones 6 and above. They need full sun and lots of water to grow to their full potential. The soil type is also important for their growth. Be sure to use soil with a pH around 6 to 6.4. To accomplish this, it can be helpful to mix both compost and sand into the soil being used. Sow them in the spring a couple of weeks before the final frost of the season. Keep around 18-24 inches between plants and rows, allowing these large plants to reach their full size. After around 60 days, the Giant Swiss Chard leaves are ready to be harvested. They can be harvested individually, or as an entire head. Regardless, it is beneficial to keep the Fordhook Giant heads intact throughout the harvest, so that they can continue to produce leaves throughout the rest of the growing season.

Facts:

These giant swiss chard leaves are an excellent choice for a grower looking for a productive harvest. They are easy to grow at home, and produce mass amounts of swiss chard, which tastes similar to spinach.

Seeds Per Package:

  • 3 g - Approximately 100 Seeds
  • 1 oz - Approximately 1,100 Seeds
  • 4 oz - Approximately 4,450 Seeds
  • 1 lb - Approximately 17,480 Seeds
  • 5 lb - Approximately 88,400 Seeds
 
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