Swiss Chard - Oriole
This brightly colored Swiss Chard can be used as an ornamental as well as a vegetable. Leaves are medium green with a bright orange stem. Has a milder flavor than other chards and is suitable for fresh salad greens as well as cooked like spinach.
Swiss Chard replaces spinach during the hot summer months. Make cuttings of mature leaves about 1 inch above ground and new leaves will form allowing continuous harvest all season until frost.
Planting time - early spring to late summer
Matures in - 50 days
Germinates in - 10-15 days
Sowing depth - 1/2 inch
Row spacing - 18 inches
Seed spacing - 1 inch
Thinning - when plants are 3-4 inches tall, thin to 10-12 inches apart
Net weight 800 MG (Estimated 90 seeds)
Bulk Swiss Chard seed available.
1600 Seeds/oz. Plant 1oz per 100ft row.
10 lbs of Swiss Chard seed needed per acre.