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  • Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights'  4 Inch
  • Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights'  4 Inch

Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights' 4 Inch

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A leafy green vegetable with vibrantly colored stems in shades of red, gold, pink, and white. Almost too pretty to eat, but too tasty not to.

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Swiss chard is probably one of the more "user-friendly" of leafy greens, with a mild sweet flavor and tender enough to be eaten raw when young. Unlike kale, which tends to require vigorous massaging or longer cooking times, the entire leaf may be eaten, stem and all. 'Bright Lights' is doubly appealing with its crinkly large leaves and brightly colored stems. FYI, when cooked in soups or stews, the red stems will definitely turn the dish red, all the better for flaunting the healthy antioxidants present in the chard. 

Swiss chard can withstand all but the hardest freezes, and often tastes sweeter for the colder temps. It does need sun to grow, but will tolerate some shade. 

Common Name Swiss Chard
Culinary Uses Pick baby greens for salads, use mature leaves in soups, stews, and as a side dish
Harvest Time Pick very young leaves for salads when 2" - 4" tall. Up to 1/3 of mature leaves can be harvested at the same time.
Mature Size 12" - 16" tall, 8" - 10" wide
Growth Rate Moderate
Cold Hardiness Moderately frost tolerant. May overwinter in warmer climates.
Light Sun to partial sun
Structure Upright
Photos Real images, not stock photos
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