Chard Margaret Dale


Beta SPECIES: vulgaris


Heritage Status: New Zealand

Bio-Region of Origin: Ruakaka Northland

Number of Seeds: 50

Description: The Dale family heritage silverbeet sent to us by the family of Margaret Dale of Ruakaka. It has mid green leaves with a wide mid-rib which is light green and sometimes white. Strong grower, excellent health and sweet taste.These plants go to seed around the Summer Solstice, so good time to plant is late Dec/Jan and they will last a whole year in the ground.

Planting Instructions: Plant into trays Spring and early Autumn. Prick out at 2.5cm diagonal spacing when first leaves appear. Transplant at 30cm diagonal spacing when seedlings are approximately 7cm tall. Needs fertile ground.