Even though I've been perfectly happy growing Golden Chard for the last few years, and in spite of the fact that I have more than enough seeds of Golden Chard to get me by until they are no longer viable, I just could not pass up the opportunity, uh, urge to try a new variety. How could I resist when it has an evocative name such as Flamingo? Well, the plant certainly lives up to its name.
It's difficult to capture the neon pink glow of these stems. And even the striped roots are beautiful, they remind me of Chioggia beets.
And look at the beautiful contrast of the pink stems with the bright green leaves.
Jake gives it two paws up. These are just some of the small leaves from some more thinning that I did in the chard patch.
So pretty, and delicious too! The youngest leaves are mild enough to use in salads. I'm looking forward to trying the more mature leaves and stems as the rest of the plants mature (please don't bolt, please...).
I know that I'll be growing more of this variety of chard.