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Lucullus Swiss Chard Seeds (3g)
Heirloom Lucullus Swiss Chard Seeds | Grow Lucullus Swiss Chard


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Lucullus Swiss Chard Seeds (3g):
Produces nutritious greens from early spring until the first hard freeze in the fall. Unfazed by summer heat. A very popular variety! Average: 50 days to harvest.

Planting Instructions:
Start planting about 2 to 3 weeks before last expected frost. Sow seeds 1/2 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. 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 to 10 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.

Saving Seeds:
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. Nutritional value: Contains calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and niacin.

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March 19, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Spring City, PA United States  

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Swiss Chard, Lucullus Swiss Chard January 18, 2017
Reviewer: jacqueline hunter from alton, ME United States  
Can harvest in late fall

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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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Very Good So Far, Fantastic Packaging February 10, 2016
Reviewer: Brian Bohlen from Atlanta, GA United States  
In flats, the plants germinated at about 80% and look robust.  -I can't speak to eating quality of this variety of chard yet.

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Fall planting November 8, 2015
Reviewer: Judy from Bradford TN United States  
Recently moved farther south and trying cool weather veggies in a variety of containers.  All the plants (beets, carrots, swiss chard, collards, kale and cabbage) were up within 8-12 days and growing healthy and fast!  Thank you Patriots for the terrific seeds!

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