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Swiss Chard
Amaranthaceae
Beta vulgaris var. cicla


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General Information

Swiss Chard, Silverbeet, Perpetual Spinach, Spinach Beet, Crab Beet, Seakale Beet and Mangold.
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Chard, or Beta vulgaris is almost identicle to the garden beet, or Beetroot. They share the same species name. The roots and leaves are edible on both plants.

Chard can be eaten raw while the leaves are young and tender, or after they maturity they can be cooked to eliminate the bitter flavor.

The stem ranges in color from white to yellow to red

Chard is perishes quickly.
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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Caryophyllidae
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Beta
Species: B. vulgaris
Subspecies: B. v. var. cicla
Trinomial name
Beta vulgaris var. cicla
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VIDEO: Vegetable Gardening : How to Grow Swiss Chard
Swiss chard is best planted in the spring in well-tilled soil. Incorporate as much compost into the soil before planting Swiss chard with help from an organic farmer in this free video on vegetable gardening and horticulture.

Expert: Jarrett Man
Contact: stonesoupfarm.googlepages.com
Bio: Jarrett Man created and runs Stone Soup Farm, an organic vegetable and fruit operation in Belchertown, Mass.
Filmmaker: EquilibrioFilms Jenn
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