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Blonde de Lyon Swiss Chard

Blonde de Lyon Swiss Chard

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Beta vulgaris var. flavescens

Origin: Lyon, France

Improvement status: Cultivar

Seeds per packet: ~50

Germination tested 12/2017: 68%

EFN EXCLUSIVE. Biennial. An exceedingly rare old heirloom leaf beet from Lyon, France, with paler green leaves than most swiss chard varieties. The fleshy white stems are used in France as an asparagus substitute. The leaves are a great addition to soups and stews, and are tasty raw as well. This is a productive, easy-to-grow, nutritious variety little known outside of Europe. 

These seeds were grown by Dr. William Woys Weaver's Roughwood Seed Collection.