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Barese Swiss Chard pk/50

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SKU SW14-50
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Description
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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28 days. Beta vulgaris. Open Pollinated. Early maturing plant produces good yields of small glossy dark green leaves with slightly curled edges. Usually used fresh in salads or lightly steamed. It can be grown as baby Swiss Chard and harvested and sold as whole plants. Suitable for hydroponics gardening. Excellent choice for home gardens, market growers, and open field production. Disease Resistant: BR.

Lot No: 252-17109-15U

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 09/17

Seeds Per Pound: 22,500

Plant Height: 6 to 8” Tall

Planting Season: Spring/Fall

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade

Planting Method: Direct Sow



Swiss Chard
Beta vulgaris cicla

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/2"55 F to 75 F 7 to 14 daysPartial Shade/Full Sun Spring/Fall
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"12 - 24" 8"50 - 60 days
Swiss Chard Seed Planting Information:

Swiss Chard does not transplant well and does best if the seeds are planted directly in the soil. Swiss Chard will better tolerate heat if plants are well thinned and air can circulate around them. Plant your seeds outdoors. Spring planting should occur as soon as soil can be worked. Maintain constant moisture level throughout the year for best results. Swiss Chard is resistant to frost, and can be harvested well after first frost. Many successive harvest can be made from one planting. Cut back plants in late summer to rejuvenate them for fall production. Plants grow 6 - 20" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly alkaline soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist until seedlings are established. Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

You can cut outer leaves as you need them and leave inner leaves to develop.


BR - Black Rot

Scientific Name: Xanthomonas campestris

Type: Bacterium

Black Rot is a disease that affects the growth of arugula, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, radishes, rutabaga, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, and watercress. It survives in warm wet weather and affects cabbage throughout the United States. It is spread from one field to another field by water and wind. The bacteria can infect seeds and young seedlings. Young plants infected will turn yellow, drop lower leaves, and may die. Once the plant is infected there is no rescue treatment since the infection is systemic. Symptoms include the yellowing of the leaves in v-shape or wedge-shaped patches and blackening of the internal vein. Usually only a few of the outer leaves are affected. Since the disease is spread by water, anything that can be done to reduce leaf wetness will help reduce the spread of the disease. Water the plants in the morning, instead of the watering in the afternoon or night, so the leaves have time to dry before sunset. Increase space between the plants to maximize air flow and drying of the leaves. The disease is favorable when temperatures are 75-95 F and rain, heavy fogs, and dew are present. The bacteria does not spread when temperatures are below 50 F or during dry weather. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year, as the disease can survive in the soil for two years. Treating the infected area with fungicides can help manage the disease. The primary source of bacteria of black rot is infested seeds and in infested transplants. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties, disease-free seeds, and disease-free transplants.

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