Chard

The versatility of chard as a baby leaf brings colour and flavour to salads, mature stems have an improved flavour, great texture and can be steamed or stir-fried. Our breeders are developing varieties with different coloured petioles. A full range of varieties and colours are now available.

CROP INFORMATION

  • Rhubarb Chard – Intense

    Rounder leaf than standard Rhubarb Chard with intense red veining, as with Elite this variety has far fewer green ‘off-types’ than the standard. Mainly grown for baby leaf production, similar to Elite at baby leaf stage but as it matures Intense has a slightly lighter red leaf. Good upright habit and uniformity.

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  • Rhubarb Chard – Elite

    Rounder leaf than standard Rhubarb Chard with intense red veining, as with Intense this variety has far fewer green ‘off-types’ than the standard. Mainly grown for baby leaf production, similar to Intense at baby leaf stage but as it matures Elite has a slightly darker red leaf. Good upright habit and uniformity.

    JAN
    FEB
    MAR
    APR
    MAY
    JUN
    JUL
    AUG
    SEP
    OCT
    NOV
    DEC
      Sow
      Harvest
      Sow
      Harvest
      Ideal cropping time