Swiss chard

Swiss Chard 'Costa Verde da Taglio'

Swiss chard - Swiss Chard   'Costa Verde da Taglio'

Common Name: Swiss chard
Genus: Swiss Chard
Cultivar: 'Costa Verde da Taglio'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables

Height: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Spread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: humus-rich moisture retentive soil
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Hardiness: full hardy

    Light green smooth leaves which can be cooked just like spinach. Packed with vitamins C and A if you cook the leaves in very little water for a short time it will preserve all the goodness. It is a plant which will grow again quickly after cutting and it can be planted as a successional crop - ideally 2 to 3 times a year.

  • Growing Instructions:

    Sow outside - March to September when the air temperature is above 10C
    Sow 1cm deep. Can be slower to germinate than other salad leaves so don't leave sowing until too late in autumn as you won't get a crop that year. Thin plants to 5cm apart April to October

    Harvest: May to November