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Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens 'Bright Lights'

Botanical name: Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens 'Bright Lights'

Common name: Swiss chard

also known as (Beta vulgaris 'Bright Lights', chard, beetroot)

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Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens 'Bright Lights'
Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens 'Bright Lights'
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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 'Bright Lights'"

'Bright Lights' is a unique, All-America award winning chard that dons a coat of many colors! The green leaves and crunchy stalks come in a vivid rainbow of yellow, crimson, gold, pink and white with an occasional gorgeous stem of orange. Originally from New Zealand heirloom stock, 'Bright Lights' Swiss chard has a sweeter and milder flavor than ordinary varieties. Grow this tasty, nutritious and highly ornamental new variety for delicious eating over a long season of productive harvests. Begin harvesting when plants are well established and have 6 to 8 stalks. Both the crunchy succulent stalks and leaves make great eating. Chop and sauté chard with garlic and olive oil or season with fresh lemon juice or balsamic vinegar. Use like spinach in lasagna or minestrone soup. Try tasty chard leaves stuffed and poached in broth with a dash of olive oil and lemon. – edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens is native to Europe, North Africa and western Asia.

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