Fordhook Giant

Swiss Chard

Fordhook Giant is a faster growing Swiss chard variety. It has white petioles with large, semi-savoy, green leaves. It is a bolt tolerant variety and has an upright plant habit. Fordhook Giant is the perfect choice for fresh market growers or home gardeners.

  • Fast growing
  • Large white petioles
  • Prefect for fresh markets

Disease Key

Cb Leaf spot Cercospora beticola
Ps (Pfb) Downy Mildew Peronospora schachtii (Peronospora farinosa f. sp. betae)
Psa Bacterial blight or leaf spot Pseudomonas syringae pv. aptata

Resistance Terminology

HR = High resistance: plant varieties that highly restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen under normal pest or pathogen pressure when compared to susceptible varieties. These plant varieties may, however, exhibit some symptoms or damage under heavy pathogen or pest pressure.

IR = Intermediate resistance: plant varieties that restrict the growth and development of the specified pest or pathogen, but may exhibit a greater range of symptoms or damage compared to “highly resistant” varieties. Intermediately resistant plant varieties will still show less severe symptoms or damage than susceptible plant varieties when grown under similar environmental conditions and/or pathogen or pest pressure.

T = Tolerance: The ability of a plant variety to endure abiotic stress without serious consequences for growth, appearance and yield.