Ruby Red Swiss Chard Seeds QTY. 100

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Old heirloom variety from the 1800s. Ruby Red swiss chard is a long season producer of flavorful green leaves with red ribbing. Produces year round in mild climates. Delicious and healthy perfect for salads or stir fry. 

  • QTY: 100
  • Seed Planting Depth: 1.5"
  • Germination Temperature: 75
  • Days to Germination: 7-10 
  • Row Spacing: 36"
  • Plant Spacing: 6"
  • Sun: Full
  • Harvest time: 57 days

How to Save Seeds

Chard will cross pollinate with other chard varieties as well as beet varieties. So with that in mind I would suggest only growing one kind of beet or chard since they require a distance of at least ¾ of a mile. Beets are biennial meaning they must be overwintered in order to produce seed the next year. Some gardeners pull the beets trim the leaves back to 2 inches over the bulb and overwinter them in a root cellar in either damp sawdust or sand. Some gardeners that enjoy warmer winters mulch them and hope they survive the winter temps. Once spring arrives replant them and wait for the seed. Once seed is dry collect and store.