Swiss Chard (Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla 'Lucullus') in the Swiss Chards Database

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Botanical names:
Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla Accepted
Beta vulgaris var. cicla Synonym

Heredity: Open Pollinated
Days to harvest: 50-55

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 20-30 in.
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Uses: Vegetable
Salad greens
Cooked greens
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Raw
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company

Swiss Chard for Spring PlantingSwiss Chard for Spring Planting
March 20, 2012

This green leafy vegetable has to be one of my all-time favorites for a number of good reasons. If you've never tried growing it, there's no time like the present. It's perfect for spring planting, amazingly easy to grow, and very resilient.

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Location: Victory Seed Company - Liberal, ORImage used with permission of the Victory Seed Company.
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