Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard Seeds


This packet sows up to 30 feet.
4.3333333333333 out of 5 stars
(9 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
This bright color mix provides colorful stems and leaves, often with deep red veins. Not only colorful, the stems and leaves provide delicious flavor packed with nutrition. Enjoy tender, baby greens in as little as 20 days. A welcome addition to vegetable gardens, flower beds, and containers.
$3.49 1.5 grams (~80 seeds)

Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris

Days to Maturity: 20–60 days

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Mediterranean region, Europe

Hardiness: Biennial; fairly cold tolerant. Will overwinter in mild climates and withstand light to moderate freezes.

Plant Dimensions: Up to 20" tall

Variety Information: Tall, wide, fan-like, savoyed (crinkled) green leaves, and a thick, crunchy stalk that can be white, red, orange, or other colors depending on the variety. The petioles (leafstalks) can be yellow, gold, orange, pink, crimson, or white, sometimes streaked with color.

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 40#176;F, ideally 75°–90°F. Sow as late as 2 months before first fall frost. Mild Climates: Sow in fall.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting out, 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date (protect from heavy freezes).

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 8"

Row Spacing: 18"

Thinning: When ½" tall, thin to 1 every 8"

Harvesting: Pick up to 1/3 of the outer leaves as needed, and let more leaves grow from the center of the plant; or, if desired, harvest the whole plant 2" above ground, and it will grow back. Pick very young leaves, at 2"-4" for using fresh in salads.

Pickled Red Beets
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Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard Seeds Reviews

9 reviews

Beautiful and Reliable

5 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2018
Hands down my favorite. These seeds are so reliable and grow the most beautiful chard. Delicious and prolific. I put it in anything I can.
Brooke Acosta from WA

Rainbow Chard did not germinate

1 out of 5 stars Feb 4, 2020
Was very disappointed that these seeds did not germinate.
Karen Weaver from FL
Owner Response: Dear Karen, We are sorry you experienced poor germination with these seeds. We do guarantee our seeds and have vegetable seeds' germination tested several times a year to ensure quality. A customer service agent will be with you shortly to see how we can help.

Exceeded Expectations

5 out of 5 stars Mar 29, 2020
Started these seeds on March 23, by the 26th I had seedlings. I planted three seeds in each little slot on the tray (what are those called?) and now I'm almost regretting it because they germinated really well and I'm going to have to thin really healthy plants. Basically, these seeds exceeded my expectations. Would recommend.
Alexina Noelle Lockie from MT
Owner Response: Hi Alexina, Beets seeds, like spinach seeds, are actually fruit capsules that container many seeds, which can often mean more thinning than you think. Glad you will have plenty of chard! P.S. I am guessing what you are asking about slotted trays is what people commonly call "cell packs".


5 out of 5 stars Sep 4, 2020
I planted these seeds in April and I am happy to report, on Sept 4th, I am still enjoying my Chard. I have been harvesting every week or every other week. We have so much I am taking to freezing for use in soups over the winter. I will be ordering these again next year.
Tess Kearns from IL

Fool-proof plants and delicious leaves

5 out of 5 stars Oct 9, 2020
I planted these from seed through the growing season; some in spring, summer, and fall. All of them have grown fast and with a variety of colors to create a beautiful rainbow of stems. I'm very impressed with the wide range of temperatures and water levels these plants can adapt to; they were fine with 50degrees up to 100 degrees and with a week of rain and with a few weeks without rain (with additional hand watering). They taste delicious sauteed with some garlic, olive oil, and a splash of balsamic vinegar! The leaves are a bit too bitter for my family's taste to have raw in salads so we stick to cooking it haha! I had a great time growing these plants and plan on having them in my garden next year.
Marissa from NJ

Highly Recommend!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 26, 2020
It is hard to choose what my favorite garden item was this summer, but I think I have to pick this chard. It grew all spring, summer, and fall and was still delicious as the snow began to fall. I loved the colorful stems. It was an exceptional plant and I will incorporate it every year from now on.
Grace Wright from CO

Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard Seeds

3 out of 5 stars Dec 20, 2020
I was hoping for a little better germination rate than what I got. I don't necessarily fault the seeds, as we had some crummy weather even though I planted them at the right time for a fall crop. I would estimate less than 50% GR, which was a disappointment, but what we got was very tasty and I wouldn't be afraid to try it again. Could have been that it was 2020 which was obviously a cursed year in more ways than gardening. ;-) The price was more than I would normally pay for Chard seeds, so I will have to think about it. .
Morris Starkey from IN
Owner Response: Hi Morris, Thank you for sharing your experience. You may consider soaking the seeds (see packet) to help improve and hasten germination. As with all of our seeds, Swiss chard seeds are tested frequently by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates exceed federal and our own standards. Quality is very important to us. Happy gardening!

So Pretty

5 out of 5 stars Oct 11, 2021
I planted two rows of these seeds. They were a bit slow to get going, but I did plant them in an area where I'd killed my lawn with cardboard and compost. The soil will be a lot better in that area next year. Anyway, once they did take off, they were gorgeous. I'll be using them in my flower beds next year. The stocks were so vibrantly colored and pretty. Hot pink, bright yellow, white... We didn't actually get time to try eating them, as we sold our house and moved. But as an ornamental, I was very pleased with them.
Lindsey from CO

Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard

5 out of 5 stars Jan 15, 2022
I had good germination and nice, healthy plants. The swiss chard is also delicious.
Joy from CA

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