When most gardeners think of Swiss Chard, also called Silverbeet among other common names, they think of 2 varieties:
The everyday Swiss Chard, white stems with green leaves, and the Bright or Neon Lights which boasts a variety of colors.
There are more than that and I would bet, more to come. For now, here’s a few to consider:
|Green Lucullus||White Stems||Green Leaves|
|Neon Lights Blend||Red Orange Yellow Pink||Equal parts of each|
|Orange Fantasia||Awesome orange variety|
|Flamingo||Pinkish Red with red veins|
|Fordhook Giant||Green leaves White stems||Savoyed Leaves|
|Bright Lights Blend||White Pink Gold Orange Purple Red||Leaves vary Green or Bronze AAS Winner|
|Magenta Sunset||Pink stems and veins||Stems are narrow|
|Bright Yellow||Yellow stems and veins||Deep Green leaves|
|Oriole||Golden Orange Stems get brighter as they grow||Deep green leaves|
|Ruby Red/Rhubarb||Candy Apple Red Stems||Babies may bolt if frost occurs|
|Peppermint (pictured)||Pink & White striped stems||Dark Green leaves|
|Barese||White with Green leaves||grown for great tender leaves|
There is also a variety called Perpetual Spinach, if you are looking for more of a spinach taste and don’t care about the stalks.
DTM on these are all about the same, 60 days full grown for bunching, 4 weeks baby leaves.