Silverbeet Silverado 50 Seeds
Silverado is a compact green variety that only grows 35-40cm tall with broad white stems and crumpled, glossy dark green leaves which can be harvested individually or as a whole plant. Silverado has an excellent taste and is slow to bolt. The compact and attractive plants matures in 60 - 65 days. Young chard leaves have a sweet taste like spinach, so chard is often used like spinach.
This is a cut and come again plant, providing leaves for some months before going to flower. Can re-sprout from around the base if cut off when it starts to flower.
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
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