Adaptive Seeds

Chard

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  • Chard, Joy Larkcom's Midnight

    Chard, Joy’s Midnight (Organic)

    $3.50$9.50
    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


  • Chard, Rainbow

    Chard, Rainbow (Organic)

    5 out of 5
    $3.50$30.00
    Beta vulgaris. 30 days baby, 60 full.

    This selection of Rainbow chard is a show stopper in the garden, at farmer’s market, and on the table. Vibrant colors range from dark reds, through the spectrum to hot pink, orange, yellow, and white. Leaves can be incorporated raw into salads when young or cooked when older. Cold tolerance makes chard a great winter garden candidate, and it is more productive and tastier than kale in the summer, which are the reasons it can always be found in our small kitchen garden. Deborah Madison’s cookbook, Vegetable Literacy, has a few recipes that made us fall in love with chard stems as their own independent vegetable.

    Seed produced by Wolf Gulch Farm in Southern Oregon.