«Barese» - Organic Chard Seeds
Barese can be grown for exceptionally tender baby greens, or it can be grown to maturity for an early crop of a unique type of Swiss chard. Can be harvested and sold as whole plants, much like pac choi.
Heirloom Chard «Barese»Barese can be grown for exceptionally tender baby greens, or it can be grown to maturity for an early crop of a unique type of Swiss chard. Can be harvested and sold as whole plants, much like pac choi.
However, unlike pac choi and other similar brassica greens, Barese is not susceptible to flea beetle damage or black rot, making it an excellent alternative for whole-plant greens marketing and crop rotation. Harvest heads promptly at 7-9" in height to avoid bolting. Performs well in hydroponic systems.
How to Grow ChardWhen planting Swiss chard in containers, the pot does not need to be too deep because the root system isn’t deep but you do want to take into account the large leaves You can buy transplants or sow your own seeds. If you sow your own seeds, they can be started quite early outdoors, as they thrive in cooler temps. If you want to get a jump start, start the seedlings indoors and then transplant them outside when temperatures begin to warm.
Sow the seeds ½ to an inch apart (1-2.5 cm.). Thin the seedlings to 2-3 inches (5-8 cm.) apart. Swiss chard is ready to be picked within 4-6 weeks. Harvest at this time or if you are growing the plant as an ornamental, leave the leaves until they wilt, turn brown or are munched on by insects. At that time, remove the outer leaves. The inner leaves will continue to grow.