Chard, Orange Cushaw
This is a pre-order. All pre-orders will be delivered when the season is just right for them. Chard are planned to be delivered or available for pickup in early April.
This bright orange chard has large leaves and substantial stems making a great steamed dish or celery substitute. It is one of the larger varieties of Chard with leaves and stalks easily getting 12 to 18 tall.
Chard: Chard is a great way to bring color and flavor into the garden! It is the same species as beets, but has been bred to grow a continuous supply of larger, more flavorful leaves rather than an edible root.
Growing Tips: Chard does a great job of handling many different soil types and even part shade. Plant transplant 6 to 12 inches apart. I like to put them at the edges of the beds to showcase their colorful stems and ensure they are accessible. Chard can be continuously harvested all season long by taking the larger leaves and keeping the youngest 4 to 5 leaves on the plant.