SIROCCO is a hybrid green chard with a bright red stem best suited to cool season babyleaf production. SIROCCO shows excellent vigour and uniformity and is a significant improvement in quality and reliability of chard production. Although SIROCCO can be grown year round it has its biggest advantage in the cool and cold of Winter/Spring where the hybrid vigour reduces time to harvest. The red stems of SIROCCO are a ‘low-bleed’ risk - a problem often associated with beets when grown for babyleaf. SIROCCO shows strong tolerance to common types of bacterial spotting (Pseudomonas and Cercospora).
Mid green leaves with a bright red stem
Oval leaf shape with smooth leaf margins
Erect growth habit
Best results obtained when grown in the colder months
Good field tolerance to bacterial spot