Beetroot 'Barbietola di chioggia'
Barbietola di chioggia is a popular variety of Beetroot, which belongs to the Beet genus (Beta vulgaris 'Barbietola di chioggia'). 'Barbietola di chioggia' is considered a heirloom cultivar.
Chioggia or Barabietola di Chioggia is a globe-shaped heirloom Italian variety, with a slightly flattened shape. It was described by the 1840s and originated from market gardens around Venice. It is also sold under a range of other names, including Bullseye, Tonda di Chioggia, Chioggia Pink or Dolce di Chioggia.
It has a rosy or orange-pink outer skin, with a distinctive dartboard pattern when cut. For this reason it is sometimes known as Bull’s Eye Beet or Candy Stripe Beet. Bands of white flesh alternate with bands of pink or rosy red. The pattern tends to fade when cooked.
With attractive dark-green leaves with ruby-red stems that have a mild flavour when raw or cooked. Chioggia is grown today mainly for its unusual colouring, but it has a mild and sweet flavour.
They can be sown from very early in the season until late and can be grown in raised beds or containers all year round. Sow the seeds closer together for cutting and use in baby leaf salads, they can be constantly thinned, as you need them throughout the growing period. The young shoots are also deliciously sweet.
As Barbietola di chioggia Beetroot is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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How to grow Beetroot 'Barbietola di chioggia'
Growing Barbietola di chioggia from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Barbietola di chioggia about 14 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Barbietola di chioggia
Harvesting Barbietola di chioggia
Beetroot 'Barbietola di chioggia' information
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Bullseye, Tonda di Chioggia, Chioggia Pink or Dolce di Chioggia