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Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Scarlet Charlotte'

Botanical name: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Scarlet Charlotte'

Common name: swiss chard

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Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Scarlet Charlotte'
Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Scarlet Charlotte'
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Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 8a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
perennial
Category:   
Attributes:

edible

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description for "Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Scarlet Charlotte'"

'Scarlet Charlotte' is a new variety of Swiss chard that will delight both your eye and appetite. The wide crunchy stalks and leafy veins are a gorgeous magenta red that contrasts perfectly with the deep green savoyed leaves. This highly ornamental and weather tolerant chard's vibrant color lights up the garden and will be equally at home in both your vegetable and flower beds. In the kitchen, the pretty leaves of 'Scarlet Charlotte' are versatile, succulent and good tasting. 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 saute chard with garlic and olive oil or pair with sauteed mushrooms and onions. Try steamed and topped with a sprinkle of vinegar or fresh lemon juice. Use like spinach in lasagna or minestrone soup. - edited by dtd pbcouchman

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