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Swiss Chard 'Lucullus'

A must-have desert island plant. Delicious, tender and very long-cropping.
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250 seeds

5 seedlings (200876-5)

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
50cm (20in)
Group/Species
vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens
Common name
Chard, Swiss Chard
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Part Shade
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Direct sow March-September. Can be sown under cover earlier in a gutter or modules for planting out after 4-6 weeks.

Description

A must-have desert island plant. I’ve grown this delicious, tender and very long-cropping, leafy green for several years, but realised how truly remarkable it was in the summer of 2018 when, despite the drought, this NEVER bolted. All other chard varieties, as well as spinach (including perpetual) ran to flower, but not ‘Lucullus’ - bred for Australian drought and heat. Passionately recommended.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

This will survive winter frosts to keep producing through until spring, especially if protected with cloches or fleece.