Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds

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AAS (All-America Selections) Winners

AAS (All-America Selections) Winners

We carry dozens of All-America Selections winners, including seven Johnny's-bred varieties -- Jasper Cherry Tomato; Baby Bear Pumpkin; Bright Lights Swiss Chard; Diva Cucumber; Sunshine Kabocha Squash; Bonbon Buttercup Squash; and Carmen Pepper. Read about Johnny's Plant Breeding Program (article by Rob Johnston Jr., Johnny's founder and chairman).

All-America Selections is an independent, nonprofit organization that trials new varieties alongside two or three similar varieties currently on the market, then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners. Submitted vegetable and flower varieties are tested by a geographically divergent network of independent judges to determine whether their garden performance is truly superior, with winners chosen on the basis of scores received from judges at 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada. Johnny's is proud to be an official trial ground site for AAS. (To learn more, visit the All-America Selections website.)

Bred by Johnny's

Bred by Johnny's

Seeds and accessories are bred and developed by Johnny's Selected Seeds.

Easy Choice

Easy Choice

Variety is easy-to-grow.

Grows Well in Containers

Grows Well in Containers

Variety does well when grown in a container.

Salad Mix Component

Salad Mix Component

A mixture of lettuce and greens with different colors, flavors and textures, harvested at a tender, baby, bite-size stage. For fresh salads.

Bright Lights
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Bright Lights

703D

Product ID: 703D

Our own signature multicolored mix.

Lightly savoyed, green or bronze leaves with stems of many colors including gold, pink, orange, purple, red, and white with bright and pastel variations. The flavor is milder than ordinary chard, with each color a bit different. Direct seed or grow from transplant which allows separating out the individual colors. Suitable for production year round, but somewhat less frost hardy than normal for chard. The late New Zealand amateur breeder John Eaton developed Bright Lights, and Johnny's selects and maintains the different color stocks and produces the seeds. AAS winner. Decorticated (rubbed) seeds. Avg. 29,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 200 seeds.

Product Price Qty
703DPacket  $3.95 
703D1,000 Seeds  $4.45 
703D10,000 Seeds  $36.00 
703D25,000 Seeds  $77.50 
703D100,000 Seeds  $269.00 
703D500,000 Seeds  $1,295.00 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   28 baby, 55 bunching

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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AAS (All-America Selections) Winners   Bred by Johnny's   Easy Choice   Grows Well in Containers   Salad Mix Component  

Shipping Information & Notes

Growing Information

Swiss Chard



CULTURE: Soil pH should be over 6.0. Cool and mild weather is preferred, though chard has some heat tolerance.
TRANSPLANTING: See "Beets".
DIRECT SEEDING: Sow beginning midspring and on into midsummer (fall where winter is mild).
BUNCHING: Sow about 6 seeds/ft., 1/2" deep, rows 18-24" apart. Thin to 4-6" apart for larger leaves. Cut for bunching at any stage; new leaves will grow.
SALAD MIX: Sow in a 2-4" wide band, 1" apart, 40 seeds/ft. Clip in about 5 weeks.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: BUNCHING: For bunching: 300' /oz., 3 1/4 oz. /1,000', 4 1/2 lb. /acre at 6 seeds/ft. in rows 24" apart. For baby leaf: 45' /oz., 11/3 lb. /1,000', 39 lb./acre at 40 seeds/ft. in rows 18" apart.
SIZED SEEDS: Standard except where noted.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 20,000-40,000 (avg. 30,000).
PACKET: 200 seeds sows 33-34'.


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