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Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris (Cicla Group)
Pronunciation: BET-ah vul-GAIR-iss
Common Name: Swiss chard
Family Name: Amaranthaceae
Plant Type: Annual, Biennial
Key ID Features: Leaf blades >45 cm, ruffled, puckered, red-orange-yellow-green, thick midribs and petioles.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Upright
Form: Pyramidal - narrowly
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture
Additional Info: Google
Swiss chard
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Yellow, Red, vein frequently red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Ovate
Apices: Acute, Rounded
Bases: Rounded, Truncate
Margins: Crenate
Additional Info: edible

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Green
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

Fruit Type: Multiple fruit
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jun
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Storage tap root

Propagation: Seed
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