Silverbeet/Chard – almost Lucullus

(1 customer review)



Lucullus is a lime green, relatively smooth leafed, mild flavoured leaf beet. It bears the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society – twice!. We collected seed of this from an open garden in 2010, and it has a little variation in growth habit with occasional blushes of red in the stems, suggesting a bit of variation in the parentage. Our favourite chard.

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Weight .008 kg

1 review for Silverbeet/Chard – almost Lucullus

  1. Doug (verified owner)

    I’ve been growing all the usual chard suspects for years (eg. perpetual spinach, Fordhook, Italian silver rib, etc), and I never thought I’d find a chard variety that would supplant them all. Lucullus is that chard. I’m not sure if Useful Seeds’ ‘Almost Lucullus’ is the same as pure Lucullus, but I don’t care, because this is hands down the best chard I’ve ever eaten. With a stunning lime-green colour, it’s sweet and tasty, and has a wonderful silky, juicy texture similar to spinach. It lacks that bland, watery, metallic taste of other chard varieties. I’ve got five big planters full of this stuff – it’s just so good. It can be grown to full size, or you can plant it densely and harvest the baby leaves. Fast-growing, it can handle sub-zero temps, and it won’t bolt in the heat. You need this chard in your life.

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