Swiss Chard Lucullus

Swiss Chard Lucullus is a biennial plant that has large, heavily savored green leaves with celery – like white stalks.  Leaves can be eaten like spinach, either as fresh salad greens, or cooked.  The flavor is mild and delicious.  60 day turnaround from planting to harvesting. 

  • Non-Hybrid
  • High Germination Rate
  • Regenerating

Description

Swiss Chard Lucullus is a biennial plant that has large, heavily savored green leaves with celery – like white stalks.  This vegetable grows about 28 inches high throughout the summer and fall and has a turnaround of 60 days.  Leaves can be eaten like spinach, either as fresh salad greens, or cooked.  The flavor is mild and delicious. It is also one of the earliest vegetables to plant.  Swiss Chard holds well after cutting and tolerates hot weather. It grows until first frost and produces heavy yields yet never bolts. If it is kept cut regularly this chard will bear and remain in prime condition over a long period, making it a perfect addition to a Seed Kit.

 

Swiss Chard has many natural attributes that make it particularly nutritious. This vegetable is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Thiamin, Folate, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

 

The Swiss Chard has been around for over 2000 years. In the mid 1600’s in England it was one of the most common vegetables eaten by the middle class.   Since then, the Swiss Chard has maintained is status as one of the most popular vegetables in gardens and Seed Banks around the world.

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