PLEASE NOTE: Franchi packets sold out but 11g of Franchi seed from a bulk pack is available. Use by date 06/2020, Lot No 2/XX-1, 11g seed.
Green cutting chard is a vigorous, highly productive, bright green variety with narrow stems and, in Australia, is commonly sold as a spinach variety, for which it is a good summer substitute. Use it as for spinach in cooked dishes such as stuffing for pasta, soups, frittate or braised in olive oil.
Harvest outer leaves or cut entire plant 2-3 cm above the soil to promote regrowth. Sow direct after the risk of frost has passed. Thin to 15 cm in rows 30 cm apart. 55-60 days to harvest. Organic seed also available.