Beta vulgaris subsp. ‘vulgaris’
‘Ruby Red’ chard has a long growing season, providing fresh greens from early summer into fall, and year-round in mild climates. A good variety for growing in containers. Plants grow up to 24″ tall and 18″ wide. Botanical Interests’® Ruby Red/Rhubarb Swiss Chard Seeds are USDA Organic and have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 48 feet.
50-60 days to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 2-4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 75°–90°F. Sow as late as 2 months before first fall frost. In mild climates, sow in fall.
Indoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before transplanting out, 2-4 weeks before your average last frost date (protect from heavy freezes).
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.