3252 - Blonde de Lyon Swiss Chard. An exceedingly rare old heirloom leaf beet from Lyon, France, with paler green leaves than most swiss chard varieties. The fleshy white stems are used in France as an asparagus substitute. The leaves are a great addition to soups and stews, and are tasty raw as well. This is a productive, easy-to-grow, nutritious variety little known outside of Europe. Biennial.