Re: [gardeners] Re: Potatoes/spinach

Bill Loke (
Mon, 26 Oct 1998 13:38:46 -0500

Beets are beta vulgaris var. vulgaris. Swiss chard is beta vulgaris var.
flavescens. Spinach beets are beta vulgaris var. cicla. So they are all
varieties of beets. (Bill & Chris Loke)[Z4/5 on a good day]
The Lokeation, RR#1, Kars, Ontario K0A 2E0
Elderberries have more fun than younger berries!
-----Original Message-----
From: Penny Nielsen <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, October 26, 1998 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] Re: Potatoes/spinach

>Hi George - Beet greens are the tops of beets.  I like beets but hubby is
not very keen on them tho he likes the beet greens.  I tend to plant them
closely as I'm after a larger harvest of the tops than the beets themselves.
Can't describe the difference in taste, except to say that I find there is a
>Penny Nielsen
>Halifax, Nova Scotia
>Zone 5/6a
>>>> George Shirley <> 10/26 12:38 PM >>>
>Bright Lights, to me, tastes just like the rest of the chards. I've
>grown at least 2 varieties besides Bright Lights (or 5 color as it's
>known in some catalogs). Isn't chard just beet greens or am I thinking
>of some other green?