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SILVERBEET - Fordhook Giant

SILVERBEET - Fordhook Giant

OP Open Pollinated
HL Heirloom

(75 seeds)

Regular price $3.95
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Magnificent silverbeet variety combines easy growth with a bountiful harvest

It's hard to improve on Fordhook Giant, an old Silverbeet or Swiss chard variety that has been a favorite of both farmers and market gardeners Read More

It's hard to improve on Fordhook Giant, an old Silverbeet or Swiss chard variety that has been a favorite of both farmers and market gardeners for generations. When left to mature, the giant leaves make for a stunning armful of garden produce. Although the midribs are tougher than the leaves, they can be chopped as an interesting addition to stirfries, and the leaves only need light cooking before they're ready to add colour to your dinner plate. Whether you're a beginner or a fundi, you'll love this veggie garden favourite.

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Days to Harvest

60 days

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Watering

Medium

Plant Spacing

20cm

Plant Height

50cm

Additional Features

Containers, Cuisine, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct-Sow Seeds, Easy Care Plants, Edible

  • Product Details

    Common Name: SILVERBEET - Fordhook Giant

    Seeds Per Packet: Approx 75

    Days to Harvest: 60 days

    Watering: Medium

    Plant Spacing: 20cm

    Row Spacing: 40cm

    Companion Plants: Beans, Cauliflower, Peas, Strawberries

    Additional Features: Containers, Cuisine, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct-Sow Seeds, Easy Care Plants, Edible

    Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris cicla

    Germination Time: 5-15 days

    Position/Sunlight: Full Sun

    Plant Height: 50cm

    Cool/Mountain Sow: Sep-Apr

    Arid Sow: All Year

    Temperate Sow: All Year

    Sub-Tropical Sow: All Year

    Tropical Sow: All Year

  • Growing Information

    How to Sow

    Silver beet tolerates most soils, but preparation with compost is a help. Best sown direct, sowing in trays also works well. Plant 1-2cm deep at the correct spacing.

    How to Harvest

    Cut mature outer leaves off at the base using sharp scissors or a knife. Inner leaves mature quickly.

  • Reviews

    6 reviews For SILVERBEET - Fordhook Giant

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 6 reviews
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    Luc

    Not yet tried these

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    Jacqui F.

    this review has no content

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    Rex C.

    Great germination

    J
    Jacqui F.

    this review has no content

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    Nick L.

    this review has no content

How to Sow

Silver beet tolerates most soils, but preparation with compost is a help. Best sown direct, sowing in trays also works well. Plant 1-2cm deep at the correct spacing.

How to Harvest

Cut mature outer leaves off at the base using sharp scissors or a knife. Inner leaves mature quickly.

Common Name: SILVERBEET - Fordhook Giant

Seeds Per Packet: Approx 75

Days to Harvest: 60 days

Watering: Medium

Plant Spacing: 20cm

Row Spacing: 40cm

Companion Plants: Beans, Cauliflower, Peas, Strawberries

Additional Features: Containers, Cuisine, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct-Sow Seeds, Easy Care Plants, Edible

Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris cicla

Germination Time: 5-15 days

Position/Sunlight: Full Sun

Plant Height: 50cm

Cool/Mountain Sow: Sep-Apr

Arid Sow: All Year

Temperate Sow: All Year

Sub-Tropical Sow: All Year

Tropical Sow: All Year

6 reviews For SILVERBEET - Fordhook Giant

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
83%
(5)
0%
(0)
17%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
L
Luc

Not yet tried these

J
Jacqui F.

this review has no content

R
Rex C.

Great germination

J
Jacqui F.

this review has no content

N
Nick L.

this review has no content

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