Chard

Chard

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Genus: Beta
Species: B. vulgaris subsp. cicla

Description

Chard is a variety of Beta vulgaris (subsp. cicla) belonging to the Chenopodiaceae family. Chard is a biennial herbaceous plant native to Southern Europe, it has highly developed stalks (up to 7 cm wide) of colours that can vary from white, to yellow, to purple, which terminate in big broad leaves that can be either smooth or blistered and vary from pale to dark green. The plant has a fleshy, well developed taproot that often grows to over 30 cm in length. In the second year it produces small white flowers.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Beta vulgaris var. cicla
Productivity cycle Annual
Recommended Seeding in the ground
Amount of seeds 1.50 g
Sowing Depth 0.50 cm
Distance between rows 30 cm / 50 cm
Distance between rows 20 cm / 30 cm
Estimated number of plants/sqm 14.00
Average growing time 70 gg / 110 gg
Average sprouting time 6 gg / 14 gg
Produce per sqm 2.50 kg / 4.00 kg
Estimated growing sqm per person 1.3
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 8 °c - 24 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) 5 °c
Soil pH 6.50 / 7.00
Can be grown in pots yes

Variety

Verde a cota bianca

This is a mid-late variety, it forms a good sized head made up of broad, blistered, dark green leaves. The rib is white, shiny, robust and very tasty. If sown at intervals it is possible to harvest all year round.


Verde a cota bianca

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Genus: Beta
Species: B. vulgaris subsp. cicla