Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris var. cicla 'Lucullus'; Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot Family).
Height: 24 - 30 inches.
Spacing: 6 - 8 inches between plants and spaced 18 - 30 inches between rows.
Depth: 1/2 inch.
Spread: 8 - 10 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Yield: 75 pounds per100 foot row.
Foliage: Light green deeply savoyed leaves with pale ivory stalks.
Fruit: Light green, deeply savoyed, white veined, leaves. Long smooth stems with white, rounded mid-ribs.
Days To Maturity: 60 days.
Form: Annual. Upright.
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, fertile soil.; pH 6.0 - 6.8.
Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
Seed Count: Approximately 200 seeds per packet, approximately 1,475 seeds per 1 oz.
Size: 12 inches x 2.5 inches with rounded mid-ribs.
Comments: One of the earliest varieties of chard. Holds well after cutting. Tolerates hot weather. Grows until frost. Heavy yields. Never bolts.