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FORDHOOK GIANT OPEN POLLINATED SWISS CHARD
FORDHOOK GIANT OPEN POLLINATED SWISS CHARD

FORDHOOK GIANT OPEN POLLINATED SWISS CHARD

Regular price
R 80.00
Sale price
R 80.00

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • GOOD COLOUR
  • HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL
  • HARVEST READY AS SOON AS 58 DAYS AFTER TRANSPLANT
  • WIDELY ADAPTED

Fordhook Giant has a dark glossy green leaf colour. Fordhook Giant takes 58 days to mature after seedling transplant. Stems are broad and white in colour. The leaves are deeply savoyed, and the leaf margins are rippled. This swiss chard variety is the most commonly used variety in South Africa. In South Africa, Swiss chard is commonly referred to as spinach (or “spinasie”)– and is mostly sold in bunches or as a processed product in supermarkets.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Make sure that you plant on beds or ridges in the summer if possible
  • Contact your area representative for more information

DESCRIPTION

CHARACTERISTIC*: FORDHOOK GIANT
KIND: 
Open pollinated Swiss Chard (Spinacea oleracea)
MATURITY: Between 55 – 65 days
COLOUR: Dark glossy green
LEAF SURFACE: Deeply savoyed
LEAF MARGINS: Rippled
PLANT HEIGHT: 56 – 69 cm
STEM TYPE: Broad, white
YIELD POTENTIAL: Good
USE: Home garden, fresh market, open-field and under protection
SPECIAL FEATURES: Most commonly used swiss chard variety in South Africa, good contrast from dark green leaf to thick white stems

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