A very popular heirloom chard has been around longer than granny. Fordhook giant chard is vigorous variety is noted for its dark green deeply savoyed leaves and thick white stems. Plants are tall at 22-27 inches and extremely wide.
Abundant crops all season and even after the first frosts. Fordhook Giant has a nice mild flavor. Suitable for both the home garden or fresh market.
Fordhook Giant Chard is an excellent poultry, rabbit and goat food source. I'm always looking for something that produces large amounts of "green material", that is highly nutritious and will do this is relatively small areas. This is a real winner in my book!
Fordhook Giant Chard is Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. CA, FL, IL, OR, TX
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!