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Heirloom Fordhook Swiss Chard Seeds | Grow Fordhook Swiss Chard

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Product Code: FORDHOOK

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Fordhook Swiss Chard is a standard green chard variety that grows up to 28 inches tall. Produces large, green, crumpled leaves with white veins and broad white 2-2 ½ inch stems. Stems are somewhat celery-like and leaves are wonderfully tender and juicy.

Tolerant to light frosts as well as heat!
Average: 55 days

Detailed planting instructions:

Start planting about 2 to 3 weeks before last expected frost. Sow seeds ½ to 1 inch deep, 2 to 6 inches apart, in rows 18 to 24 apart. Like beets, chard “seeds” produce more than one plant, and so will require thinning. Thin to 6" to 12" spacings.

If you plan to harvest whole plants, make succession plantings through late summer.

Start seed inside for earlier crops, or if you want to arrange different colored plants of the variety ‘Bright Lights.’

Mulch plants to retain moisture and suppress weeds.

You can begin harvesting when leaves reach usable size. Remove a leaf or two from each plant, or cut plants an inch or two above the soil for cut-and-come-again harvest. Avoid damaging the growing point in the center of the plant at harvest.

As plants age, older leaves get tough. Cut plants back to about 3 to 5 inches tall to encourage a flush of new, tender growth.


Chard will be ready for harvest in 50 to 60 days from sowing. Pick outside leaves as early as three inches long but before leaves grow to10 inches long. Older leaves will have an earthy flavor. Harvest chard on a cut-and-come-again schedule; remove a few outside leaves at time. If you harvest the whole plant, cut it back to about 3 inches above the soil and it will grow back. Chard that over winters can be harvested again the second year.


Harvest seed stalks as they dry and thresh with a flail or by stomping. After threshed use a ½" and ¼" screen to help with cleaning. Chard seed remains viable for 4-6 years under cool and dry storage conditions.
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
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Swiss chard seeds September 1, 2016
Reviewer: Lawrence Wright from Lufkin, TX United States  
Excellent delivery time. Planted about a week ago. They are already up. It may be a little warm for planting Swiss chard, but thought I'd give it a shot anyhow. I canal ways get some more from you. Thanks

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Excellent quantity! April 13, 2016
Reviewer: Toni Potterf from camano island, WA United States  
The prices are by far the best and a lot more of the seeds.

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Very good March 22, 2016
Reviewer: Karen Dodge from Rockaway, NJ United States  
The package arrived in good condition the seeds are package extremely nice and are marked very clearly.
Would definitely recommend this product. I have not planted yet but I expect all to go well.

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on time good price February 29, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from New Plymouth , OH United States  
My seeds I ordered was good excellent price generass amount and shipping and handling was resnable. They  came on time packaged in seeled foilel plastic envelopes for extended time storage. I have not used the products yet but as soon as the weather get better I'll. I'm planning to keep son seeds for next year.

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Swiss chard seeds October 27, 2014
Reviewer: John James from Pierson, FL United States  
Fast delivery, well packed. Fresh seeds, good germination.

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