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Beta vulgaris var. cicla
Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris var. cicla
Common Name(s): Chard, Swiss chard
Categories: Fruits and Vegetables
Beta vulgaris var. cicla is a leafy garden vegetable. The foliage can be green or red, fresh young chard can be used in salads and the mature chard is cooked.
Synonym: Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla
Botanical Pronunciation: BET-ah vul-GAIR-iss variety SICK-lah
The foliage can be green or red, fresh young chard can be used in salads and the mature chard is cooked.
This plant has an upright growth habit.
Harvest while leaves are young and tender, or after maturity when they are larger and have slightly tougher stems.
Plant in full sun or part shade.
0.4-0.7 m * 0.3-0.6 m
Uses:: Cullinary: salads , yes | Medicinal: | Cultural: | Commercial: | Cosmetics: | Other Uses: | Part Used: Foliage | Attracts: | Features:
Uses in landscape design
For ornamental use, grow at the front of beds and borders, in cottage gardens, at the edge of sidewalks/paths or in mixed containers.
Informal/ cottage style , Vegetable garden