(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
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