(Beta vulgaris) Old Italian heirloom; also known as 'Italian Silver Rib'. Excellent flavour. Attractive, vigorous plant with wide, white stems & crinkled dark green leaves. Tolerates wide range of conditions. 50-60 days. 320 seeds
HISTORY: Silverbeet had its beginnings as a beetroot. While beetroot has been cultivated for its roots since the time of the early Greeks & Romans, it was with its arrival into Northern Europe that selection began for its greens rather than its roots. This then developed into the Swiss Chard or Silverbeet that we have today
By: Belinda on 11 November 2017
My favourite Swiss Chard/ Silverbeet. So tasty and easy to grow.