Beta vulgarisRated 5/5 based on 1 reviews.
Standard seed packet, 20 seeds
- 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|
|When:||Spring, summer and autumn (or anytime outside of frost)|
|Position:||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/flowering:||55-60 days (30 days for baby leaf)|
|Care:||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
|Botanical name:||Beta vulgaris|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||20 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||42|
Very easy to grow3 February 2018Same 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.