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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.

Variety Features

Mid-green leaf colour
Red stem colour
Oval leaf shape
Smooth leaf margin
Erect growth habit

Agronomic Considerations

A hybrid variety
Best results obtained when grown in the colder months
Good field tolerance to bacterial spot

Harvest Period

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Pack Sizes

100M, 500M, 1MM