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Beta vulgaris var. cicla

Chard

Swiss Chard, Leaf Beet, Spinach Beet
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Plant Facts

Beta vulgaris var. cicla is available at:
Scientific Name Beta vulgaris var. cicla
Principal Common Name Chard
Common Name(s) Swiss Chard, Leaf Beet, Spinach Beet
Synonym
Description Edible leafy greens. Biennial grown as annual in cool weather.
General Comments
Origin
Nativity Old World
Height Range 1 - 1 FT
Spread Range 0 - 1 FT
Flower Showy N
Warning
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24 : 25 : 26 : 27 : 28 : 29 : 30 : 31 : 32 : 33 : 34 : 35 : 36 : 37 : 38 : 39 : 40 : 41 : 42 : 43 : 44 : 45
USDA Zones 1 : 2a : 2b : 3a : 3b : 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11 : 12
Leaf Color Bright Green : Dark Green : Dark Red Veins : Silver veins
Leaf Texture Puckered : Ribbed : Semi-glossy
Form Edible : Subshrub
Flower Color
Flower Time
Months
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Edible : Foliage

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