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Swiss Chard Rhubarb – 1 KG

1,100 EGP

SKU: 15003048 Categories: ,
Brands: Sativa

Description

Swiss Chard Rhubarb – 1 KG (GMO-FREE DECLARATION)

Germination Rate: 85%
Origen: Italy 

Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris

Common Names: Swiss Chard Rhubarb, Ruby Chard, Red Swiss Chard

Family: Amaranthaceae

 

Swiss Chard Rhubarb, also known as Ruby Chard or Red Swiss Chard, is a beautiful and flavorful variety of Swiss chard with deep crimson red stalks and veins that contrast beautifully with its dark green leaves. It is a popular choice for home gardeners and commercial growers alike due to its attractive appearance, excellent taste, and high yield.

It’s perfectly suitable for baby leaf or bunching.

Approximately 55 days, 25 days for the baby leaf market.

Swiss Chard Rhubarb is a striking and eye-catching plant, with its vibrant red stalks and deep green leaves. The stalks are thick and fleshy, while the leaves are large, crumpled, and savoyed. The overall appearance of the plant adds a touch of color and vibrancy to any garden or vegetable patch.

Our selection of Rhubarb Swiss Chard has dark red stalks and deep green leaves red-veined.

The leaves are large and crumpled and the plant is robust and easy growing. The leaves and stalks can be harvested continually as the plant grows.

Swiss Chard Rhubarb has a mild, slightly sweet flavor with a hint of bitterness. The red stalks add a subtle earthy note to the overall flavor profile, while the leaves contribute a crisp and refreshing crunch. This variety is often praised for its well-balanced flavor that pairs well with a variety of dishes.

Swiss Chard Rhubarb is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of culinary creations. The leaves can be enjoyed raw in salads, sautéed as a side dish, or cooked into soups, stews, and stir-fries. The stalks can be roasted, grilled, or pickled for an added burst of flavor and texture.

Swiss Chard Rhubarb is a beautiful, flavorful, and nutritious vegetable that is well-suited for home gardens and commercial production. Its versatility in the kitchen and its impressive nutritional profile make it an excellent addition to any diet.

Sowing & Growing

Sowing & Growing

Swiss Chard Rhubarb is a relatively easy-to-grow vegetable that can be cultivated in both warm and cool climates. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. The seeds can be sown directly outdoors in the spring or started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Once the seedlings have established themselves, they should be spaced 12-18 inches apart. Swiss Chard Rhubarb is a heavy feeder and will benefit from regular watering and fertilization.

Swiss chard prefers well-drained soil and full sun. Choose a location that receives at least 4-6 hours of sunlight per day.

Home Growing.

The plant goes through several stages during its growth, with cultivation being completed through seeds.

    – Germination directly in the soil:

  1. Prepare the soil mixture and plant the seeds 1 cm deep in the soil. The seeds should be covered with soil to ensure germination (mixture: 70% cocopeat – 10% vermiculite – 5% perlite – 15% plant fertilizer is preferred. The percentage of organic fertilizer cannot be increased to 30% when the plant grows. Do not add any more than this amount of organic fertilizer to the soil when planting chard, otherwise the roots will spread to the soil).
  2. Spray the soil and seeds with water using a spray bottle or spray bottle and cover with a plastic box or plastic bag to accelerate germination, and do not forget to make holes in the plastic box so that the seeds can breathe. Germination takes about 3 to 15 days.
  3. Check the seeds every 3 days and make sure the soil has enough moisture for the seeds to germinate. After germination, remove the plastic bag and place the plant in a sunny location, and do not forget to water it well.

    – Germination in seedling trays or small containers:

It is preferable to grow in this way to achieve the highest growth rates and to provide the appropriate conditions for the seeds to germinate better, as this also encourages the seeds to grow better.

  1. Prepare the soil mixture and plant the seeds 1 cm deep in the soil. The seeds should be covered with soil to ensure germination (mixture of: 70% cocopeat – 10% vermiculite – 5% perlite – 15% plant fertilizer is preferred). Do not add any more than this amount of organic fertilizer to the soil when planting lettuce, otherwise the roots will spread to the soil.
  2. Spray the soil and seeds with water using a spray bottle and cover with a plastic box or plastic bag to accelerate germination, and do not forget to make holes in the plastic box so that the seeds can breathe. Germination takes about 3 to 15 days.
  3. Check the seeds every 3 days and make sure the soil has enough moisture for the seeds to germinate. After germination, remove the plastic bag and place the plant in a sunny location, paying attention to watering the seeds.
  4. After 3 leaves appear, so that there are 3 true leaves, the plant can be transplanted to larger containers so that there is more space for the seeds to grow and mature.

 

Growing

It takes about 60 days for Swiss chard to reach maturity, and during this stage Swiss chard needs some important factors that affect its growth.

**Therefore, care must be taken to ensure that the soil is rich in various nutrients, such as plant fertilizer
Swiss Chard Rhubarb is a relatively easy-to-grow vegetable that can be cultivated in both warm and cool climates. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. The seeds can be sown directly outdoors in the spring or started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Once the seedlings have established themselves, they should be spaced 12-18 inches apart. Swiss Chard Rhubarb is a heavy feeder and will benefit from regular watering and fertilization.

Swiss Chard Rhubarb can be harvested as soon as the leaves are large enough to eat. The outer leaves can be harvested first, allowing the inner leaves to continue growing. Swiss Chard Rhubarb will typically produce a continuous harvest throughout the summer and fall.

The relatively easy-to-grow vegetable that can be cultivated in warm and cool climates

Prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil

Seeds can be sown directly outdoors in the spring or started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost

Space seedlings 12-18 inches apart

A heavy feeder that benefits from regular watering and fertilization.

 

Some Plant Needs:

  • Type: suitable for cultivation in greenhouses as well as open fields.
  • Maturity Days: 25 – 55 days
  • Planting:  All Year
  • Preferred Soil when Transplanting: 80% cocopeat, 10% vermiculite – 10% treated vegetable compost
  • Preferred Soil when Planting: 70% cocopeat, 10% vermiculite, 15% treated vegetable compost – 5% Perlite
  • Planting Depth: 1 cm
  • Plant Distances: 10 – 30 cm
  • Light: Bright Sun
  • pH Range: 5.5 – 6.5
  • Electrical Conductivity: 0.8  to 1.2
  • Total Dissolved Salts: 512 – 768
  • Color: Red

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General Info

General Info:

History

Swiss chard rhubarb, also known as Ruby Chard or Red Swiss Chard, is a relatively new cultivar of Swiss chard, developed in Italy in the 1960s. It is believed to have originated from a cross between Swiss chard and rhubarb, although there is no definitive information about its exact parentage.

Nutritional Values

Swiss chard rhubarb is a nutrient-rich vegetable, packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is an excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as potassium, magnesium, and iron. The red stalks are particularly high in anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants linked to various health benefits.

Culinary Uses

Swiss chard rhubarb is a versatile ingredient for various culinary creations. The leaves can be enjoyed raw in salads, sautéed as a side dish, or cooked into soups, stews, and stir-fries. The stalks can be roasted, grilled, or pickled for an added burst of flavor and texture.

Global Market

The global market for Swiss chard rhubarb is relatively small compared to other leafy greens, but it is growing steadily. The main regions for production and consumption are Europe, North America, and Oceania.

Egyptian Market

The Egyptian market for Swiss chard rhubarb is also small, but it is growing in popularity due to its nutritional value and culinary versatility. The crop is mainly grown in the Nile Delta region.

Exporting and Importing

Egypt is a net exporter of Swiss chard rhubarb, with the main export markets being Europe and North America. The country also imports a small amount of Swiss chard rhubarb from neighboring countries.

Finance

The profitability of Swiss chard rhubarb production depends on various factors, including land costs, labor costs, yield, and market price. In general, Swiss chard rhubarb is a relatively profitable crop to grow.

Nutritional value: Emphasize the vegetable’s rich content of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Culinary versatility: Showcase the various ways Swiss chard rhubarb can be used in cooking, from salads to stir-fries.

Health benefits: Highlight the potential health benefits associated with consuming Swiss chard rhubarb, such as improved cardiovascular health and reduced inflammation.

  • Ruby Chard: The most common variety, with deep red stalks and dark green leaves.
  • Fordhook Giant: A larger variety with thick, crunchy stalks.
  • Bright Lights Swiss Chard: A mix of colors, including red, orange, and yellow stalks.
  • Growing conditions: Swiss chard rhubarb thrives in cool weather and prefers well-drained soil. It requires regular watering and fertilization.
  • Storage: Swiss chard rhubarb can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. It is best to wrap the leaves loosely in a plastic bag before storing.

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