50-60 day. This Swiss Chard looks almost like rhubarb with it's red stalks and green leaves. It has a nice mild flavor, and is less bitter than other swiss chards. And it cooks up beautifully, with deep green leaves and beautiful red stalks and veins.
Minimum of 150 seeds per packet.
Posted by Gina on 24th Mar 2013
This was easy to grow and harvested last crop probably into October. We love Chard fried with a little butter, salt, pepper and sprinkled with Parmesan but we had so much left when I cut it all in the fall we found it wonderful additions chopped up in soups. I grew mine in a 4X4 square foot garden. We did one square completely of chard (12 plants.) We'll be growing more this year to chop and freeze!
Posted by Lora on 13th Dec 2012
My family loves this Swiss chard. We planted a 2 ft by 10 ft wide bed in the spring, and harvested many meals for fresh eating, as well as many pints for canning. In the summer it was cut down and left to come back for fall. With the cold weather the leaves turn deeper red and the flavor becomes sweeter. The plants have survived several freezes and continue to produce. The flavor of the leaves is sweeter than other chards, and the leaves are tender even when large. Insects don't seem to bother it much either. I would highly recommend this variety to anyone who loves chard.