Organic True Magenta Swiss Chard

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28 days for salad greens 56 days to full leaf harvest Beta vulgaris

True Magenta Chard’s broad succulent stems glow as if picked from the sky’s fertile cloud fields only revealed by sunrise & sunset, and beg for return to the flame in braising and saute. Its substantial savoy dark green leaf gives perfect contrast and delivers soft sweet / tart flavor…No wonder these are the nutrient rich greens we seek to plant first in Spring when Nature still walks bare, and that we eagerly harvest in the Fall peak as forest leaves shift their hue. Whether plucked young for a striking salad addition, or enjoyed tall and radiant, True Magenta is no trick of the Light.

Newly released in 2023 to spark your imagination, True Magenta Chard is the result of over a decade of vibrant, collaborative Organic breeding and selection by Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) with allied market farmers and seed growers. With every True Magenta packet purchased, you help to support OSA’s ongoing work.

Enjoy the behind-the-scenes story of this incredible new chard here!

Size Price Quantity# Availability
100 Seeds $4.45 In stock
200 Seeds $7.55 In stock
400 Seeds $14.25 In stock


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Organic True Magenta Swiss Chard

Planting Method: Direct Sow or Transplant; thrives in containers too

To Direct Sow: Mid-spring (after heavy frosts end) through mid-summer, sow 1 seed per foot, eat as baby greens and/or thin to keep growing for full size. 

For Transplanting: ~4 weeks before final frost, sow 2 seeds per cell and thin to 1. Harden off and transplant after heavy frosts end.


Seed Depth: 1/2 inch       Days to Germination: 5 days at 75°F (24°C); 10 days at 60°F (15°C)

Sun Needs: Full/Part

Spacing (after thinning/transplanting): 10-12 inches

Days to Harvest: 28 for baby; 56-62 for full size     Height: 1-2 feet

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