July 2005

Swiss Chard "Beta Bright Lights"– Beta vulgaris cicia


Origin: New Zealand




During these hot days of summer, it's refreshing to have a garden green that stands up to the high temperatures. Not only is Bright Lights Swiss Chard heat resistant, it makes a nice looking plant!

The name Bright Lights is certainly well deserved. The stalks come in a variety of colors including yellow, orange, pink, crimson, purple, and white. As an added bonus, some are even striped. So not only do you have a hardy healthy green available for salads, stir frys or steaming, but it looks great as edible landscaping as well!

Try Bright Lights Swiss Chard in succession plantings of two to three weeks apart. It will carry you and your greens-loving pets through late into fall.