Chioggia

SKU: 1603

$2.75

FREE SHIPPING in the contiguous 48 United States.

Beet, Chioggia 1
loading...
FREE SHIPPING in the contiguous 48 United States

First introduced to American gardeners in the late 1840s from Italy. Uniquely beautiful flesh has alternating red and white concentric rings that resemble a bull’s-eye. Chioggia beets are a very nice heirloom beet for eating and pickling. Retains markings if baked whole and sliced immediately before serving. Spectacular variety. (50 days)

Each packet contains approximately 100 seeds.

Planting and Harvesting Tips:
This hardy vegetable prefers cooler climates and grows best in well drained, loose soil. Select a site with plenty of sun and dig down at least 10 inches to promote good root development. Sow successive crops all season long, starting 2-4 weeks before last frost in spring and continuing until a month before first frost in fall. Thin as plants develop and apply 4-8 inches of mulch to maintain moisture and limit weeds.

Begin harvest when roots reach 1 inch across (typically 55 to 70 days). Do not allow to grow larger than 3 inches or they will be tough and woody. Harvest greens before they reach 6 inches for best flavor — perfect for salads!

Heirloom Seed Packs are Shipped FREE!