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Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Fordhook Giant'

Botanical name: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Fordhook Giant'

Common name: swiss chard

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Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Fordhook Giant'

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Soil: dry, acidic, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 8a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
perennial
Category:   
Attributes:

winter interest, fall interest, edible

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description for "Swiss Chard: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Fordhook Giant'"

Creamy white colored stalks are offset by dark green leaves on this swiss chard. 'Fordhook Giant' features celery like stalks and tender tasting leaves. This heat tolerant variety is also cold hardy. With its long growing season, it can be enjoyed in fresh salads or steamed. Maturity in 60 days. Edited by S. Derr

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