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Ants on a log recipe. The stems of each varietal are different colors spanning the entire rainbow from white to purple. Chard generally flowers its second year during which the leaves are bitter and unpalatable. White gold and red are the most commonswiss chard is the white stemmed variety. Rainbow swiss chard is rich in anti oxidants and chock full of phytonutrients.
Rainbow chard kicks swiss chard up a level in both looks and flavor. Harvest new growth for a nutritious addition to your meal. Some cultivars often marketed as rainbow chard have colourful stalks which can be red orange yellow or pale green. Chard is a spring harvest plant.
Prick out when first two leaves appear to 25 cm diagonal spacing. The plant is killed by deep freezes but can persist in mild climates. Research has shown that rainbow swiss chard contains flavonoids that actually lower blood sugar making it one of the most nutritious vegetables you can eat. Rainbow chard is simply all these varieties packed together to be sold at the market.
Here are a few reasons i love rainbow swiss chard. Sow right seeds rainbow swiss chard seed for planting non gmo heirloom packet with instructions to plant a home vegetable garden great gardening gift 1 45 out of 5 stars 180 599 5. The swiss chard plant survives hard frost in my landscape. Transplant when 6 8 cm tall to 30 cm diagonal spacing.
Fun to take photos of to share on social media. Chard has shiny green ribbed leaves with petioles that range from white to yellow to red depending on the cultivar. Swiss chard rainbow colors high nutrition swiss chard 193 oz 2 pack live plants called bright lights this variety of swiss chard is as pretty as it is tasty. Colorful leaves respond to even cold days with vibrant color.
Large leaves with a prominent flat wide mid rib grow in an upright rosette that is beautiful in a bed or container. Rainbow swiss chard moved to dome video. Rainbow chard is a mix of colored varieties that is often mistaken for a variety unto itself. Plant into trays spring and autumn.
Rainbow swiss chard scientific name. All varieties of chard tend to be a little pricier than other greens. Rainbow chard is popular all around the world but it is a heritage line that came originally from the nelson area of new zealand. Those in the know are aware that rainbow chard isnt an actual varietal of chard but simply a mix of white stemmed swiss chard red chard and golden chard.