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Chards, Fordhook

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50-60 days - Broad dark green heavily crumpled leaves with white veins, 24-28 in. thick white 2.5 in. wide stocks, abundant crops all season and even after the first light frost, excellent for greens.

Cultural data: field planting
Growing season: cool season
Days to maturity: approx. 50-60 days full size. Approx. 35-40 days for baby leaf.
Germination relative to soil temperature: similar to lettuce.
Cultural information: sow in early-late spring. Space 1" apart. Rows 18" apart, plant ½" deep. Thin to 8" apart.
Seed count: 2,000 seeds/oz. or 32,000 seeds/lb.
Projected seed usage: 7 lb./acre.
Harvesting: Cut individual leaves for salad or as a bunch.