(Beta vulgaris) Produces large, deeply savoyed leaves subtended by vibrant cherry red stems. Of all the chard varieties we've tried, Ruby has the mildest flavor. Excellent for fresh eating and juicing. Yields through the heat of summer and tolerates the frosts and freezes of fall. 60 days to harvest. Approx. 100 seeds/pkt.
CULTURE: Sow seeds outdoors 1/4" deep, 3-6" apart in rows 24" apart. Germination will occur in 5-7 days. Once seedlings have emerged, thin to one plant every 8". Harvest by clipping individual leaves from the whorl.