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Red Ruby Silverbeet

Beta vulgaris
  • 75 seeds/pkt
  • Leaf vegetable
  • Dark green leaves with red stems and veins
  • Excellent flavour

$2.75 inc GST

Silverbeet Red Ruby

$2.75 inc GST

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Product Description

Biennial, normally grown as an annual, growing to 60cm. Excellent flavour; slightly unique. Very attractive both in the garden and in meals. Good variety for growing baby leaves. Silverbeet is also known as "Swiss Chard" and is often confused with "Spinach".

As pretty to look at as it is good to eat, Ruby Red silver beet or Swiss chard is among the most beautiful plants ever to grace your veggie garden. Apart from being pretty, the deep colouration of the leaves and their ruby red veins are an indication of extra nutrients that make your fresh-picked leaf vegetables even healthier to eat. Young leaves are ideal for salads and green smoothies, while mature leaves are great as an everyday vegetable.

Planting Guide
Method
Direct or Seedling Trays
Planting Depth
15mm
Best Planting Season
Germination Period
5 to 10 days at 10-30C
Life Cycle
Hardy Annual
Row Spacing
50cm
Plant Spacing
25cm
Positioning
Partial or full sun in moist soils
Average days to maturity
60 days (30 days for baby leaf)
Other Information
Keep well-watered. Cut leaves and stalks as required. Remove any flower stems as soon as they appear. Is susceptible to downy mildew and leaf spot.
* The information above is provided as a guide only.
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