Silverbeet- Fordhook Giant

Beta vulgaris

Standard seed packet, 20 seeds

$1.25
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  • Leaf vegetable
  • Large green curled leaves
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Description

'Silverbeet- Fordhook Giant' seeds

Beta vulgaris

  • Leaf vegetable
  • Large green curled leaves

Biennial normally grown as an annual, growing to 70cm. A very popular home garden variety. Large tender green curled leaves with white ribs and stalks. Excellent flavour. Frost tolerant. Silver beet is also known as "Swiss Chard" and is often confused with "Spinach".

Seeds per gram: 55
Product code: E1-17_P

Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 15mm
Season Spring, summer and autumn (anytime outside of frost or excessive heat)
Germination 5-10 days @ 10-30°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Hardy Biennial
Row Spacing 50cm
Plant Spacing 30cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 70 days

*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.

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(WA customers: $5 economy delivery*)
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Ratings & Reviews

Very easy to grow

I think all (or almost all) the seeds germinated. I now have too many plants, but it's a good problem to have. I didn't do anything special, just planted these, daily watering and some sun. Very easy. They are also bitter tasting, so the best part is the insects generally leave them alone (unlike my kale, spinach and cabbage which they demolished).
3 February 2018