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Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens

Botanical name: Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens

Common name: Swiss chard

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Sprite
created by:
gardengirl

Austin, Tx

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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 7a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
perennial
Category:   
Attributes:

edible

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description for "Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens"

Swiss Chard is a very ornamental, yet nutritious, vegetable variety. Dark red stalks look like rhubarb and can be prepared like asparagus. The dark green, red-veined, crumpled leaves can be used in salads or cooked like spinach. Produces delicious stalks and leaves all season long, even during winter. Days to maturity: 60. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

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