Silver Beet (Swiss Chard) Lucullus
Said to be named after the Roman General Lucious Licinius Lucullus who was Ůrenowned for magnificent banquetsÓ. Introduced in 1890 and still popular today.
Upright plants produce leaves that are used fresh or cooked like spinach. Cut leaves 1 inch above ground and new leaves form allowing continuous harvest all season long until harvest.
Plant seed outdoors as soon as the ground can be prepared. Plant in rows 18 inches apart spacing seeds 1 inch apart. Can also be broadcast in beds. Cover seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep thin spacing plants 4 inches apart.
Silver Beet can be planted all summer long.
Matures in 50 days.
Net weight 3.2 G (Estimated 160 seeds)
Bulk Heirloom Swiss Chard seed available.
1600 Seeds/oz. Plant 1oz per 100ft row.
10 lbs of Heirloom Swiss Chard seed needed per acre