'Silverbeet- Fordhook Giant' seeds
- 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
Best Months to Sow
Quick Sowing Guide
|Season||Spring, summer and autumn (anytime outside of frost or excessive heat)|
|Germination||5-10 days @ 10-30°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle||Hardy Biennial|
|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.
How To Grow
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Ratings & Reviews
Very easy to growI 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).