Beta vulgaris var. cicla

Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris var. cicla

Common Name(s): Chard, Swiss chard

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Description:

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.

Family: Amaranthaceae

Synonym: Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla

Botanical Pronunciation: BET-ah vul-GAIR-iss variety SICK-lah

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Non Indigenous
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Low Maintenance
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Moderate Watering

Foliage

Description:
The foliage can be green or red, fresh young chard can be used in salads and the mature chard is cooked.


Growth Habit

This plant has an upright growth habit.

Harvest

Harvest while leaves are young and tender, or after maturity when they are larger and have slightly tougher stems.

Origin

Mediterranean region

 

Planting Instructions

Plant in full sun or part shade.

Size

0.4-0.7 m * 0.3-0.6 m

Uses

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

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