Swiss Chard 'Bright Lights'
1998 AAS Vegetable Award Winner

Improved for colors, stems can be yellow, gold, orange, pink, violet or striped in addition to red or white. Easy to grow from seed or bedding plants. Harvest in 4-5 weeks. For use as a garnish, in salads and in many tasty recipes, 'Bright Lights' has great taste. It's a standout in any garden, even with the flowers.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Swiss Chard
Variety Name: 'Bright Lights'
Genus: Beta
Species: vulgaris cicla group
Year: 1998
Common Name: Swiss Chard
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: Johnny's Selected Seeds
Close Market Comparison: 'Rhubarb Chard,' 'Fordhook Giant'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Height: Medium: 10" to 24"
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed): 28-35 days for young salad, 49-60 days for mature size
Fruit Color (Harvest): Stems iinclude yellow, gold, orange, red, pink, violet, white, green, and striped.
Fruit Flavor Description: tender and mild flavored
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Herb: NO

How to Grow

Clip mature leaves individually, new leaves will grow for multiple harvests. For young salad greens, clip young plants just above the soil. Multiple harvests are possible because the plants will grow new stems and leaves.

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Grower and Retailers: AAS Winner tags and labels are available from these suppliers:

John Henry


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