The Royal Horticultural Society has given Chard 'Rhubarb Red' the Award of Garden Merit (AGM). The crimson-stemmed green leaves of red chard make a striking contrast in any salad. The leaves with thin stems can also be sautéed and braised. It grows to a height of 40 to 50cm (16 to 20in) and can be used as an ornamental plant. The deep green leaves with red veins are a stunning addition to any garden.
Botanical name : Beta vulgaris cicla
Common name : Rhubarb Red Swiss Chard
Size at maturity : 16"-20"
Days to maturity : 50-60
Light requirement : Full sun
Planting time : Spring / Summer
Sowing method : Direct sow
Planting depth : 1/2"
Plant spacing : 8-10"
Ships : Year-round
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 1,200