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60 days. The Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant is a variety that can grow to be over two feet tall. This plant produced broad, dark green leaves with bright white stems which are 2 ½" thick. Leaves can grow quite large, 24 to 28 inches in length, and are heavily crumpled. This variety is excellent for gardeners looking to produce mass amounts of high quality swiss chard with the purpose of eating, as swiss chard with white stems is high quality in both texture and flavor. This crop grows well in zones 6 and higher. After around 60 days, each stem can be harvested individually, and harvested throughout the summer. Leaves have a bitter taste that resembles spinach, and a fun crumpled texture.
Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard thrives in areas in zones 6 and above. They need full sun and lots of water to grow to their full potential. The soil type is also important for their growth. Be sure to use soil with a pH around 6 to 6.4. To accomplish this, it can be helpful to mix both compost and sand into the soil being used. Sow them in the spring a couple of weeks before the final frost of the season. Keep around 18-24 inches between plants and rows, allowing these large plants to reach their full size. After around 60 days, the Giant Swiss Chard leaves are ready to be harvested. They can be harvested individually, or as an entire head. Regardless, it is beneficial to keep the Fordhook Giant heads intact throughout the harvest, so that they can continue to produce leaves throughout the rest of the growing season.
These giant swiss chard leaves are an excellent choice for a grower looking for a productive harvest. They are easy to grow at home, and produce mass amounts of swiss chard, which tastes similar to spinach.
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