Swiss Chard: Ruby Red - Seeds & Bulbs
You will love the color of Ruby Red - deep crimson stalks and veins contrasted by dark green, heavily crumpled, large leaves. Tasty leaves with crunchy stalks make this a kitchen garden favorite. Plants can tolerate hot weather and partial shade.
Note: unlike the other Swiss chards, if the seeds of Ruby Red are exposed to freezing temperatures they will bolt, so plant this one after the last frost. Mature plants will withstand very cold weather.
This package plants one 20-foot row.
Days to Maturity: 50 - 60
When to Sow Outside: Sow after average last frost date. Plant as late as 2 months before the first fall frost. Plants overwinter well.
When to Sow Inside: Plant directly outside.
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Seed Spacing: 1"
Row Spacing: 6"
Days to Emerge: 5 - 10
Thinning: When 2" tall thin to 8" apart.