Pink Passion Chard

Beta vulgaris

$4.45

50 seeds
Certified Organic

67 days. Vivacious fuchsia stems contrast with forest green leaves to add a fabulous flash of color to your garden! While we chose to test this variety because of its stunning appearance, we knew we had to offer this seed when we tasted the smooth, tender leaves. We think that chard is underappreciated – it is so easy to grow and is a great summer substitute for spinach! Pick the leaves young to use raw on sandwiches and in salads, or harvest full-sized for cooking. Pink Passion plants grow upright, with stems that are narrower than Fordhook Giant. There is some natural variability in color and shape in Pink Passion, so you may be gifted with an unexpected white plant if you grow a large enough patch. Add Pink Passion Swiss Chard to window boxes or flower pots for an edible and attractive addition to your landscape! WGS

Pink Passion Chard is an easy to grow and versatile crop. For an early harvest, start seeds indoors 3/15 (at 80°). Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. Transplant outside 5/1, 6-8” apart in rows 20” apart. Or, sow chard seeds outside anytime 5/15 – 8/1. Sow seeds ½” deep, 3” apart in rows 20” apart. Keep seeds consistently moist until germination. Days to germination: 5-7. Thin plants to 6-8” apart. Chard can also be grown for baby greens – broadcast sow seeds 5/1 – 8/1. Protect chard plants from deer and groundhogs who love them. Keep chard plants watered throughout the summer. Plants are cool weather hardy and can be harvested into the fall.