Swiss Chard - Five Colours
This is a rainbow mix of vibrant stem and leaf colours maintained as an Australian heirloom variety. Swiss Chard 'Five Colour Silverbeet' makes an excellent value crop. The juicy, mild flavoured broad stems and the tasty leaves can both be eaten as steamed vegetables, or harvested as baby leaves for adding to salads. This decorative Swiss Chard makes an attractive addition to the vegetable plot or even the flower bed. Height: 45cm. Spread: 40cm.
Sow seed thinly, 1cm deep in drills 30cm apart. Thin seedlings to 23cm apart when large enough to handle, and the thinnings are suitable for using in salads. Harvest stems as required, picking only a few from each plant. It stands well in condition without bolting.