Introduced in 1934 by W. Atlee Burpee and Company and named after their famous Pennsylvania farm. Broad dark green heavily crumpled leaves with white veins and stalks. Plants grow 24-28″ high with 2½” wide stalks.
Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard History
Introduced in 1934 by W. Atlee Burpee and Company and named after their famous Pennsylvania farm. Broad dark green heavily crumpled leaves with white veins and stalks. Plants grow 24-28″ high with 2½” wide stalks. Abundant crops all season and even after the first light frosts.
Growing Fordhook Giant Chard
Swiss chard prefers rich, well-drained soil in full sun or light shade. In the North, sow from early spring to midsummer for a fall crop; in the South sow in fall to spring. Sow the seeds 1/2 inch deep in rows spaced 18 inches apart. Thin seedlings to 12 inches apart when they are large enough to handle.
Preserving And Storing Swiss Chard Giant Fordhook
- Wash the Chard. Wash the chard well.
- Separate Stalks From Leaves. Separate the stalks from the leaves.
- Prepare Boiling and Ice Waters. Bring a pot of water to a boil and fill a bowl with ice water.
- Place Swiss Chard in Boiling Water.
- Plunge Chard in Ice Water.
- Drain Well.
Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant Recipe
If you love Swiss Chard you will fall head over heels for this Simple Sautéed Swiss Chard Recipe. It is so easy to prepare, and only 80 calories per serving. Naturally vegan and only 7 grams net carbs per serving.
Swiss chard is a low-calorie vegetable that is high in magnesium, iron, potassium and vitamins A, C and K. A chard is high in many antioxidants including beta-carotene and flavonoids, which may help prevent certain conditions like heart disease and lung cancer. Swiss chard is high in fiber, an important nutrient that can help maintain weight, lower your risk of certain cancers and promote heart health.
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Packet (250 seeds), 1/2 Ounce, 1 Ounce, Eight Ounces, 4 Ounces, One Pound
About 1,700 seeds per ounce
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