ORGANIC Silverbeet "Fordhook" 50 Seeds

Beta vulgaris

Standard green variety that grows up to 28 inches tall. Produces medium dark green crumpled leaves with white veins and broad white stems. Harvest in 50-60 days. Tolerant to light frosts.

Reasonably frost and heat tolerant. Grows well in most soils. For prolific growth apply compost, or well-rotted manure. Resistant to most plant diseases. The multi-coloured ones look good in a flower border.

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Silverbeet

Wash thoroughly and inspect the back of the leaves for insects.
Chop and put in a saucepan with very little water ( or just what is on the leaves)
Cover and cook over a low to medium heat until the leaves collapse.
A small amount of nutmeg enhances the flavour. 

  • Sow Moderate Climate: Sep-Apr
  • Sow Warm Climate: Sep-May
  • Sow Sub-Tropical Climate: All Year Round
  • Sow Tropical Climate: Mar-Sep
  • Sowing Method: Sow Direct or Raise Seedling
  • Depth: 10mm
  • Row Spacing: 60cm
  • Plant Spacing: 20-35cm
  • Soil Temp: 20-25 °C
  • Emerge: 10-20 Days
  • Harvest: 50-90 Days


SKU OrgSilFord50
Unit Of Measure ml

Fordhook Silverbeet

By: on 27 August 2019
Excellent sized seeds and super fast delivery. Will plant them soon once spring kicks in. Look forward to watching them grow. Wonderful value for money!

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