‘Greek Common Swiss Chard’

Swiss Chard / Cote De Blette / Σέσκουλα


Common Name: Swiss Chard / Cote De Blette / Σέσκουλα

Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris flavescens


Plant’s cycle: Biennial

Light Requirement: does well in full sun and light shade

Soil type: fertile, moist, saline soil, ph 6.0 - 6.8

Sowing in nursery: March or June

Direct Planting: April or July

Germination: 8 -12 days after sowing (5 – 32 ºC)

Harvest: starts after 45 days, can continue for up to 2 years.

Spacing: 20cm/20cm/2cm  


Flowers: hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

Pollination: wind, Cross-pollination occurs,

Plant is self-incompatible

Seed preservation: 6 – 10 years


Edible Parts: Cooked Leaves

Medicine: Antitumor;  Emmenagogue