Chioggia is part of the Beet genus and is a Beetroot variety. Its scientific name is Beta vulgaris 'Chioggia'. 'Chioggia' is considered a heirloom OP (open polliated) cultivar. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Cerise red and White. Leaves appear approximately as a Pakistan green and Dark candy apple red colour.
From the seed packet:
Also called “The Bull’s Eye Beet” this Italian treasure has a sweeter, more mellow flavor than ordinary beets and a striking, bicolor interior marked with rings of red and cream. The bright-green tops are also mild. These beets retain their flavor and texture well for an extended harvest.
Days to germinate: 15
Sowing depth: 1/2 to 1 inch
Seed spacing: 3 inches
Row spacing: 10-18 inches
Days to harvest: 55
Sow seeds outdoors in a sunny location with well-drained soil. Sow in early spring when temperatures have become moderate, or sow in late summer for a fall harvest. Beets may also be harvested in winter in mild regions.
Thin seedlings to 4 inches apart when they are 3 inches tall. Thereafter, thin as necessary if seedlings become crowded. Use the thinnings for salads or greens.
This variety is an Vegetable that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Chioggia is known for growing to a height of approximately 0.9 cm (0.35 inches).
Pointers: Harvest beets at 1 to 3 inches long for best flavor. When boiling beets, leave 1 inch of greens at the top of the beet and boil the fruits whole.
Italy is believed to be where Chioggia originates from.
Chioggia Beetroot is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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How to grow Beetroot 'Chioggia'
Growing Chioggia from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Chioggia about 14 days before your last frost date.
Beetroot 'Chioggia' information
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