Vegetables S Page 4 - Swede & Swiss Chard

(Brassica napus)
Sow in spring to early summer in drills 1cm deep and Thin to 20 cm apart leave 45cm between rows. Harvest autumn onwards

Swede Gowrie

Swede Gowrie
A purple skinned variety that offers excellent disease resistance. Good colour and flesh texture make this the ideal Swede. Powdery Mildew and Club Root resistant. Ideal for October to January cropping. Approx 250 seeds per gram.

1.25 Av 2 gram pkt




Swede Marian seeds

Swede Marian
Purple topped globe shaped variety with yellow flesh, hardy and reliable cropper. Very high yielding, uniform roots.

1.25 Av 1,000 seeds



  Swede Best of All
Purple top variety, medium sized roots with a mild flavour. Very hardy and holds well.

1.20 Av 1,500 seeds





Swiss Chard
Beta vulgaris

Comment: Dual purpose - for bedding and culinary use
Sow in cold frame early spring for transplanting after frosts. Or direct sow late spring in shallow drills, thin to 30 to 45cm apart and 45cm between rows. can be cropped until following spring.
Second sowing late summer will give crops until early summer following year.

Oriole Orange

Swiss Chard Oriole Orange
Unusual golden orange stems, medium savoyed dark green leaves. The stems only become a golden orange at maturity, they are more of a golden colour at baby leaf stage. 60 days

1.15 Av 70 seeds


Micro Green Swiss Chard
Green and bronze savoyed leaves, the stems grow multi coloured. Milder tasting than ordinary chard. micro greens. 16 to 25 days. Approx 100 seeds per gram.

1.10 Av 1 gram pkt


Bulls Blood Beet

Beet  Bulls Blood
A baby leaf and ornamental variety for use as dot plants, tasty edible leaves. An exceptionally deep red beetroot colour, can be used at the young crop stage as a chard alternative. Ideal for baby leaf and Micro Greens. Harvest the baby leaves in approx 4 weeks, each plant will produce leaves for 3 to 4 harvests. Sow February to March under cover and sow direct from April to September.
Av 180 seeds per packet

 1.05 pkt approx 3 gram



Swiss Chard Peppermint

Swiss Chard Peppermint
Beta vulgaris
A new and exciting two tone pink and white chard with rich savoy type green leaves with white viens which are full of flavour. Can be used as baby leaf in approx 30-35 days or left to mature in approx 58-62 days. Such a pretty plant you will find it hard to cut

1.25 Av 30 seeds

Swiss Chard Yellow
Yellow Midrib. Ideal baby leaf in salads when used at young leaf stage. As with all chards make excellent border and container plants. Very popular for micro greens.

1.20 Av 100 seeds

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Swiss Chard Bright Lights
Stems of many colours including gold, pink, orange, purple, red and white, with bright and pastel variations. Lightly savoy coloured green or bronze leaves. Stunning bunched, and baby leaves are a natural salad mix. The taste is milder than ordinary chard, with each colour a bit different. Colourful bedding and other ornamental possibilities abound. If grown from plug trays rather than direct sown, individual colours can be separated out. Suitable for production year round, but somewhat less frost hardy than normal chard. Enough seed for a 80ft row with a plant spacing of 1ft (30cm). RHS Award of Garden Merit

0.85 Av  35 seeds

1.25 Av  70 seeds


Swiss Chard White Silver 2 seeds

Swiss Chard White Silver 2
Harvest leaf and stems, stalks have a celery flavour, spinach like leaves, ideal for summer and autumn harvest.
2 gram approx 110 seeds

1.25 Av 2 gram pkt




Red Rhubarb Chard Charlotte

Swiss Chard Rhubarb Chard Charlotte Red
Magnificent red petioles with a dark green waxy leaf for ornamental or culinary use. Harvested small at the baby leaf stage for salads or left to mature. Sow late spring onwards 1 cm deep, 35 cm between rows. Very popular for micro greens. RHS Award of Garden Merit
3 gram approx 160 seeds seed count varies as seed is not uniform.

1.20 Av 3 gram pkt


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The cultural information should be used as a guide only, I have found a number of different sowing techniques for the same seed from different sources there does not seem to be a standard. With this in mind you should use this website as a guide only, you probably already have a tried and tested way of sowing different seeds. As a rule of thumb the larger the seed size the more cover it requires, and fine seed like Lobelia Begonia etc requires no cover.

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