Giant Fordhook Swiss Chard, 1934 Heirloom

$3.45 $3.95 -13% OFF

Giant Fordhook Swiss Chard, 1934 Heirloom

$3.45 $3.95 -13% OFF
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The Seed Savers Exchange - Introduced in 1934 by W. Atlee Burpee and Co., this variety has broad, dark-green, heavily crumpled leaves with white veins and stalks. Plants grow 28" high with 2½" wide stalks and produce abundant crops all season. 50-60 days. ±1,750 seeds/oz


  • Plants grow to 28 inches
  • Very productive
  • Can be grown in containers
  • 100 seeds per packet 

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in early spring when the soil temperature is at least 50°F. Can also be started indoors 5-6 weeks before transplanting out. Grows best in full sun but tolerates partial shade. Swiss chard withstands light frost.

Plant 4" apart

Plant 1/2" Deep

Plant Rows 20-24" apart (or can be grown closer if you like the leaves smaller and harvest for salads vs cooking - we start out at 10" spacing for late spring leaves to munch on then pull up every other one to grow them larger)

Thin 12" Apart

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