Golden Sunrise Swiss Chard


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Golden Sunrise Swiss Chard is glowing in stunning shades of golden yellow, this Swiss chard variety stands out like a radiant sunbeam in any garden or on your plate. Its large, broad leaves are beautifully veined with contrasting shades of green, creating a visual feast that is as striking as it is enticing. Holds excellent color both when harvested for baby leaf and when fully mature at 2' tall. Very productive plants are tender and succulent with a good flavor. The leafy green tops are often prepared separately from the brightly colored stalks, and both parts are versatile in culinary preparation.  Harvest continuously as chard produces as much as three or more crops; since Chard is a biennial, the crop may return every other year. Tolerates slight frost.

Also Known As: Yellow Swiss Chard, El Dorado Swiss Chard, Bright Yellow Swiss Chard, Canary Yellow Swiss Chard, Silverbeet, Chard, Leaf Beef, Seakale Beet, Roman Kale, Perpetual Spinach, Mangold, Spinach Beet

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Plant Name:
Swiss Chard, Golden Sunrise
Latin Name:
Beta vulgaris
Days to Germinate: 7-14
Days to Harvest: 55
Germination Rate: 90%
Test Date: 10/23
Growth Habit: Upright
USDA Zones: 2-12
Lifespan: Biennial
Brand: TomorrowSeeds
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Heirloom, Open-Pollinated
Fungicide-Treated Seeds*: No
Seeds Packed For**: 2024

*Fungicide-treated seeds protect the seedlings from diseases until they are up and growing. Do not eat treated seeds.
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.

Planting Instructions:


Soil Preparation and Fertilizing:

Swiss chard is a cool-season crop and does well in the cool temperatures of Spring and Fall. Swiss chard can tolerate a wide range of soils. To prepare the soil, clear the area of rocks, trash, and large sticks. Small pieces of grass and leaves can be mixed into the soil to make it richer. Spade the soil 8-10 inches deep and completely cover plant material. You may optionally scatter 1 cup of a complete fertilizer on the soil for each 10 feet of row to be planted. If soil has a lot of tight clay, you may optionally add compost after adding fertilizer and rake into top 4 inches of soil.  Rake the soil until it is smooth and work the beds into 4-6-inch-tall raised ridges to allow soil to drain and let air enter soil.  


In southern states, swiss chard can be grown all winter. Soil temperature should be at least 50F for seeds to sprout. Use a hoe handle or stick to make a 1/2 inch furrow deep down the center of the ridge.  Plant 1-2 seeds in the furrows spaced 12 inches apart within the rows. Cover lightly with loose soil then sprinkle with water. In hot weather, you may optionally cover seed with sands or light-colored mulch.
Planting Depth: 1/2 inch
Within-Row Spacing:
12 inches
Between-Row Spacing:
2 -3 feet


Care During the Season:

Watering: Water plants moderately. If the soil moisture is low, water but avoid waterlogging soil. Try to avoid wetting foliage to prevent diseases.

Weeding: Keep plants free of weeds, which rob weak root systems of nutrients and moisture.

Thinning: Thin swiss chard plants to about 8-12 inches apart in rows if direct seeding.
Insecticides: Insecticides may be used to protect plants. Bt-based insecticides and sulfur are organic options that can be used for prevention. Sevin is a synthetic option. Sulfur also has fungicidal properties and helps in controlling many diseases. Before using a pesticide, please read the label and always follow cautions, warnings and directions.

Diseases: Disease can happen in cloudy, damp weather. Check plants daily and treat with an approved fungicide if diseases do appear. Neem oil, sulfur, and other fungicides are available for use. Please always follow label directions.


Swiss chard are ready to harvest in 50-60 days after planting and can be harvested when they are about 4-5 inches long by cutting at the base. Try to avoid cutting the stems of the inner leaves. Leave the smaller leaves for a later harvest and keep the growing crown base intact. Harvest mature leaves to stimulate growth of new leaves.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.1 g 0%
Saturated fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 77 mg 3%
Potassium 136 mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 1.3 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0.6 g 2%
Sugar 0.4 g
Protein 0.6 g 1%
Vitamin C 18% Calcium 1%
Iron 3% Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B6 0% Cobalamin 0%
Magnesium 7%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.