• 3035
    • Organic Fordhook Giant Chard - Approx. 70 seeds per packet.
    • $3.95

Organic Fordhook Giant Chard

Superior green chard for farm and garden, in use since the 1750s.



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Product Details

Dark green leaves are thick but tender. Eat it like spinach. High yields even in hot weather. Disease resistant. Harvest outer leaves, leaving the inner leaves intact, for a continual crop. 50 days to maturity.

  • Zones: 3 - 9 annual
  • Height: 24-30 inches
  • Spacing: 6-8 inches between plants; 18-30 inches between rows.
  • Depth: 1/2 inch.
  • Spread: 8-10 inches
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained, fertile soil; pH 6.0-6.8
  • Germination: 7-10 days
  • Pruning: Cut leaves (plant top) off about 3-5" above the base when chard has grown. Fordhook Giant plant will regrow leaves for repeat harvests.
  • Days To Maturity: 50
  • Yield: 75 pounds/100 foot row
  • Foliage: Dark green crumpled leaves on thick white stems.
  • Fruit: Light green, deeply savoyed, white veined, leaves. Long, smooth stem with white, rounded midribs
  • Size: 12 x 2.5 inches; rounded midribs.
  • Seed Counts: About 70 seeds per packet.
  • Comments: One of the earliest. Holds well after cutting. Tolerates hot weather. Grows until frost. Heavy yields. Never bolts. Dark green leaves are thick, but tender. High yields even in hot weather.
    • 3035
    • Organic Fordhook Giant Chard - Approx. 70 seeds per packet.
    • $3.95