The versatility of chard as a baby leaf is that it brings colour and flavour to salads. While 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.
Bright yellow petioles and veins in leaves add colour to salads as a baby leaf. Larger leaves can also be used from mature plants. . .
Rhubarb Chard Elite
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Elite has a 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. It is similar to Intense at the baby leaf stage but as it matures Elite has a slightly darker red leaf. Good upright habit and uniformity.
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 green leaf. Good upright habit and uniformity.