Fordhook outperformed all Swiss chards in our trials. Dark-green, savoyed leaves. Enlarged white stems with crisp and delicate flavor that reminds us of a mild celery. Plant early and often.
Companion plants include: onions. Dislikes: pole beans.
CULTURE: Transplanting not recommended.
SOIL: Chard prefers deep, rich, well-composted soil, but tolerate average soil, if provided enough trace minerals and sun.
HARVEST: Stimulate continued production by harvesting mature outer leaves first.
SEED PRODUCTION: Swiss chard is wind pollinated and is from the same species and will cross pollinate with beets. Separate varieties up to 1 mile for purity.
SUGGESTED Individual Portion: 1/4 Cup.