Chard, Joy’s Midnight (Organic)
Beta vulgaris. 30 days baby, 60 full.
Most plants have leaves that are incredibly deep dark burgundy; we have been selecting for dark leaves with almost luminescent yellow-orange midribs. Classic chard flavor, good tolerance to cold and wet conditions. In its 5th generation, there is some wonderful variability that could be selected through. Dark color and flavor intensify as plants mature; baby leaves are milder to both the eye and the tongue. Initially selected by Joy Larkcom from Bull’s Blood beet for having larger chard-type leaves (possibly crossed with a perpetual spinach type). Given to us in Ireland by Joy Larkcom on our 2007 Seed Ambassadors trip. Aka, Joy Larkcom’s Midnight.
Due to a crop failure this year, we only have small packets available for 2019.