- 50 to 60 days.
- Package contains 5 grams, approximately 150 Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard Seeds.
- Germination: 9 to 12 days at 55 to 70 F. Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep, 6 inches apart with 18 inches in between plants.
Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard has broad, thick, crumpled leaves that are larger than other types of chard. It is easy to grow. Enjoy it like you would spinach or other greens, such as cut up in salads or saut̩ed. This variety is both cold- and heat-tolerant. Leaves are 24-48" long and have 2 1/2 inch thick white stalks. Swiss Chard is a nutritious, green, leafy vegetable that can be easily added to all kinds of recipes. While the chard leaves are green, the stems of the plant can be different colors (such as red, pink, or yellow). Swiss Chard is perfect for early spring or fall growing, since it can handle cool temperatures and still thrive.