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PlantFiles: Swiss Chard
Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla 'Verde A Costa Larga Argentata'

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Beta (BET-uh) (Info)
Species: vulgaris subsp. cicla
Cultivar: Verde A Costa Larga Argentata
Additional cultivar information: (aka Large Ribbed Dark Green)

Synonym:Beta vulgaris var. cicla

One member has or wants this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive rebecca101 On Oct 9, 2006, rebecca101 from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I found this to be a better eating chard as compared to Bright Lights. It's a white stemmed variety with deep green, somewhat savoyed leaves. Not as bitter as other chards I've tasted. 55 days. It did bolt on me in very hot dry weather though - something I didn't know swiss chard was capable of!

Neutral Farmerdill On Jun 9, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An open pollinated, Italian chard with silvery-white broad stalks with shiny, dark green, slightly savoyed leaves.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Prospect, Kentucky

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