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Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Pot of Gold'

Botanical name: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Pot of Gold'

Common name: swiss chard

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Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Pot of Gold'
Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Pot of Gold'
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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
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Zones: 8a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
perennial
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Attributes:

edible

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Tasty, showy and easy to grow, 'Pot of Gold' Swiss chard has brilliant golden stems that contrast beautifully with its deep green savoyed leaves. It's a perfect choice for container growing because it is delicious, reliable and highly ornamental. These vigorous plants thrive in all climate zones when treated as an annual to grace patio or small space gardens. They are also a striking addition to mixed beds and borders. You will enjoy mild-flavored, crunchy chard in the kitchen from spring through late autumn. Begin harvesting when plants are well established and have 6 to 8 stalks. Both the crunchy succulent stalks and leaves make great eating. Break stems off at the base of the plant, always leaving at least 3 to 4 stalks to allow for regrowth. Chard is delicious sauteed, steamed, braised or stirfried. It pairs beautifully with the flavors of olive oil, garlic and lemon. - edited by dtd pbcouchman

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