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 10°C
    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