Rainbow Swiss Chard Seeds - (Beta vulgaris ssp. cicla)

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Seed Count:
Approx 100 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
60 days
Days to Germination:
5-10 days @ 55-80F
Light Preference:
Full sun or partial shade
Plant Spacing:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Fresh picked Rainbow Swiss Chard leaves - (Beta vulgaris ssp. cicla)
  • Rainbow Swiss Chard leaves - (Beta vulgaris ssp. cicla)
  • Rainbow Swiss Chard seedlings - (Beta vulgaris ssp. cicla)
  • Rainbow Swiss Chard Heirloom Seeds - (Beta vulgaris ssp. cicla)

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Rainbow Swiss Chard - Technicolor Wonder

Distinguished by its bouquet of wrinkled, slightly savoyed rich green and bronze leaves with beautiful technicolor shades of red, orange, purple, yellow and white stems. The leaves are succulent and tender when young, growing upright and tall from a dense rosette of myriad-colored ribbed stems.

Very colorful, tender and tasty. Makes a great edible ornamental. An Australian heirloom. Tolerates light frost, great producer all season long.


Both leaf beets and root beets were developed possibly by the Romans from the wild sea-beet, which occurs in coastal regions of Europe and western Asia. Swiss Chard is the same species as the garden beet root and sugar beet but is grown only for its leaves.


Used by chefs and home cooks for fresh salad greens as well as boosting soup and stews. The thick but tender stalks are edible as well.

Growing Tip

Swiss Chard does not bolt in hot weather the way spinach does. It also is great in cold weather surviving many frosts.

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2 Reviews

  • 5

    Truly, a rainbow

    Posted by Beverly Finn, IL on Jul 18, 2017

    This chard was a good producer all summer and remained relatively bug-free. I will grow it again.

  • 5

    Reliable, good producer

    Posted by Beverly on Jul 18, 2017

    I had very high germination rate and very healthy plants from this chard. They've far outlived all my other greens and happily grown through sporadic watering and a few nearly 110 degree days.

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