Lucullus Swiss Chard Seeds
Days to Full Maturity: 50 Days
Non-GMO – Heirloom – High Germination Rate
Minimum Seed Count: 80
Lucullus Swiss Chard is a delicious variety of stem-chard that is an early producer, ready in as little as 50 days making it great for fall planting. Lucullus Swiss Chard grows to 20″ long by 2.5″ wide smooth white stems and light green leaves will produce heavy yields until frost. It is an excellent vegetable for stir-fries or crudites. Lucullus Chard grows as large as rhubarb, the white midrib is very broad and heavy, and the leaf is heavily crumpled or “Savoyed”. The midrib and leaf can be cooked separately as vegetables or together to enhance the flavors; the midrib is compared to asparagus, while the leaf is a substitute for spinach. Lucullus Swiss Chard can tolerate light frosts as well as heat.
How to grow:
Direct sow Swiss chard about a week after the last spring frost, planting it 1/2″ deep in compost-enriched soil in full sun. For harvesting the entire plant, space the plants 4-5″ apart; for continual harvesting of the outer stalks, space the plants 8-10″ apart for larger growth. For a continuous summer crop, plant more Swiss chard every two weeks. Germination should occur in about a week. Keep the soil evenly moist and weed-free with a layer of mulch. Moisture is especially crucial to the seedlings in the first stages of their growth. Swiss chard can survive light frosts and can be planted as a fall crop.