Red-stemmed, decorative variety with a savory flavor. Young leaves ideal for colorful mixed salads or baby leaf salad. Cook stems as you would kohlrabi or asparagus; steam leaves as you would spinach.
Chard is not picky when it comes to soil or climate. It prefers humus, nutrient-rich, moist soil. During dry spells, watering promotes growth, yield, tender leaves and stems. It can withstand a light to moderate frost and can survive the winter if the location is well situated. Rake regularly during the growing season.
Sow thin and in rows. Stems can grow back if only the outer ones are cut. This permits multiple harvests.