Beetroot – Chioggia

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Chioggia (pronounced k-ee-OH-g-j-ee-aa) beetroots are distinctive because of their candy-stripe patterns when cut through … concentric rings of white and pink.

This variety is both earthy and aromatic – and is a fun addition to salads, grated or sliced, or cooked like ‘normal’ beetroot (but without as much stain potential).

Beet seeds germinate in 7 to 14 days. Soak them in warm water for a few hours, or overnight, before sowing in shallow drills with space for the roots to swell. (Otherwise you’ll need to thin out the seedlings, and that’s a waste).

The crop will provide baby leaf tops at 35 days, and will mature at 55 days. Sowing a few plants every few weeks will give you a steady crop.

Harvest at baby size to eat raw or pickled. Let roots mature further for roasting and baking. Use stems and leaves in salads or steamed/wilted.

Did you know? Chioggia beets are from Italy. It is believed that beetroot originated along the coast of Med. They were initially grown for their leaves by the Greeks and the Romans who thought their foliage looked like squid tentacles.

Description

Chioggia (pronounced k-ee-OH-g-j-ee-aa) beetroots are distinctive because of their candy-stripe patterns when cut through … concentric rings of white and pink. 

This variety is both earthy and aromatic – and is a fun addition to salads, grated or sliced, or cooked like ‘normal’ beetroot (but without as much stain potential).

Beet seeds germinate in 7 to 14 days. Soak them in warm water for a few hours, or overnight, before sowing in shallow drills with space for the roots to swell. (Otherwise you’ll need to thin out the seedlings, and that’s a waste). 

The crop will provide baby leaf tops at 35 days, and will mature at 55 days. Sowing a few plants every few weeks will give you a steady crop. 

Harvest at baby size to eat raw or pickled. Let roots mature further for roasting and baking. Use stems and leaves in salads or steamed/wilted. 

Did you know? Chioggia beets are from Italy. It is believed that beetroot originated along the coast of Med. They were initially grown for their leaves by the Greeks and the Romans who thought their foliage looked like squid tentacles. 

Additional information

Weight .25 kg
Dimensions 20 × 10 × 3 cm