Ruby Red This is a sweet Swiss
chard with beautiful candy-apple-red stalks and dark green, crinkly
leaves with touches of red. Both the leaves and the stalks are very
ornamental and 'Ruby Red' is great in a vegetable or cottage garden, or
in an ornamental bed or border. It is especially attractive when grown
with plants whose colors call attention to the red coloring. Although
related to beets, the root is inedible, but the leafy greens are valued
for their mild flavor and high nutritional value. Great as a true red
color in salad mix.
Bright Lights Stems of many
colors including gold, pink, orange, purple, red, and white with bright
and pastel variations —all in the same plant. Lightly savoyed, green or
bronze leaves. The taste is milder than ordinary chard, with each color a
bit different. Suitable for production year round, but somewhat less
frost hardy than normal for chard.