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Magdalena Acelgas

  • GR016
  • Beta vulgaris. Acelgas is Spanish for chard. A family heirloom from Magdalena, Sonora, donated by Jesus Garcia and grown out at the Mission Garden Project of Tucson. This variety has shorter stems than most modern chard varieties. Grows well in the winter and through the summer in the low desert.  From our Seed Bank Collection.

    • Approx. 2g/100 seeds per packet.
    • Limit 3 packets.


  • $3.95

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Joy and Perry
Magdalena Acelgus - disappointing

I’d hoped to grow this plant as an experiment in my early summer Wisconsin garden. Germination was poor - probably only 10%. It’s not really growing - still only the two cotyledons. I’m disappointed though not unhappy that it’s not growing. (After all, it’s a trial) I can’t explain the poor germination though.

Karen Kane
Couldn’t figure which it was

Too many greens planted at same time. They all grew really well but I couldn’t figure out which it was. Seed packet pictures didnt help

Stanley Hagyard
great stuff

I really love this plant. It seems to do best not exactly on the irrigation, rather a little further away where it's a little dryer. I pluck leaves for months and it just keep producing. I use it to cook with, very similar to a chard or spinach. Don't miss out

Randall Warner
Easy grower in Phoenix

Planted in Central Phoenix in early fall and they grew quickly and were productive until March. This green is delicious raw in a salad or pan sautéed. You keep picking leaves and it just keeps growing back.

matthew sullivan

Good winter product for Los Angeles.