Swiss Chard, Bright Lights

Grown as an "edible ornamental", the plants stalks can be bright fuchsia, orange, red, purple and yellows. The leaves are ruffled and dark green, similar to ruffled spinach. Best planted early spring or fall and is widely adapted to growing conditions. Young plants may tolerate light frosts without damage. Harvest young & mature leaves for salads just above the soil line to promote new growth and have multiple harvests. Winter hardy in USDA zones 3 - 11.

Baby new leaves taste much like lettuce or young spinach. A very clean, subtle green , crisp scent.

'Bright Lights' has mild tasting and nutritious stalks that grow in a rainbow of colors. As with all Swiss Chard, it can be eaten raw, steamed or used like 'bok-choy' in your favorite stir-fry recipes. Try some mixed with salad greens, sliced almonds, fresh sliced strawberries with a raspberry vinaigrette for a refreshing and colorful dinner salad.

'Bright Lights' Swiss chard was chosen as an All-America Selection Winner in 1998. Their mission is "To promote garden seed varieties with superior garden performance judged in impartial trials in North America." A hardy perennial whose foliage will withstand cold temperatures, cover & protect for prolonged freezing & snow .

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