Silverbeet- Magenta

Beta vulgaris

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Standard seed packet, 20 seeds

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Silverbeet- Magenta

Beta vulgaris

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Green leaves with magenta stalks
  • Very attractive variety

Biennial normally grown as an annual, growing to 60cm. Green leaves with narrow magenta stalks that are tender with an excellent flavour. Very attractive both in the garden and in meals. Silver beet is also known as "Swiss Chard" and is often confused with "Spinach".

How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 15mm
When: Spring, summer and autumn (or anytime outside of frost)
Germination: 5-10 days @ 10-30°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Hardy Biennial
Row Spacing: 50cm
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Plant Height: 60cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 55-60 days (30 days for baby leaf)
*Notes: Keep well watered. Cut leaves and stalks as required. Remove any flower stems as soon as they appear. Is susceptible to downy mildew and leaf spot.

(Product number: A2-20)
Seeds per gram: 42 seeds

SKU A2-20
Shipping Weight 0.0010kg
Botanical name: Beta vulgaris
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 20 seeds
Seeds per gram: 42

Very easy to grow

3 February 2018
Same as the Silverbeet Fordhook giant in terms of ease of growth. Almost 100% seed germination. Very little maintenance, just daily watering. Insects leave them alone. I actually have too many plants, I planted all the seeds out because I thought I would accidentally kill more of these plants.

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