Swiss Chard Seeds - Lucullus
- Seed Count: 80 Seeds
- Maturity Date: Approximately 50-60 days from planting
- Plant Type: Leafy Green Vegetable
- Leaf Characteristics: Broad, dark green leaves with white veins and stems
- Growing Habit: Upright, bushy
- Soil Preference: Rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0
- Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
- Culinary Uses: Leaves and stems are edible, ideal for sautéing, steaming, or raw in salads
History: Lucullus Swiss Chard is a well-established variety known for its robust growth and nutritious leaves. Named after the Roman general Lucullus, famed for his lavish lifestyle, this chard variety has been a garden staple for many years, celebrated for both its ornamental and culinary value.
Uses: Lucullus Swiss Chard is highly versatile in the kitchen. Its tender leaves can be used in a variety of dishes, from salads to stir-fries, while the thicker stems are excellent when braised or added to soups. Its nutritional profile, rich in vitamins and minerals, makes it a healthy addition to any meal.
Growth Habit & Planting Instructions: For successful growth, sow Lucullus Swiss Chard seeds directly into fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded area. Plant the seeds about half an inch deep, spaced 2-3 inches apart, with rows 18-24 inches apart. Regular watering and occasional fertilizing will promote healthy, leafy growth. This variety is known for its ability to withstand both cool and warm temperatures, making it suitable for multiple growing seasons.