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Chioggia Beet Seeds (Organic)

Chioggia Beet Seeds (Organic)

Chioggia Beets - Unique Red and White Rings

Beet - Beta vulgaris (Crassa group)

Biennial Heirloom. The flesh of this unusual Italian heirloom has red-and-white alternating rings with an eye-catching scarlet skin. This striped beet has a sweet, peppery taste and are beautiful when sliced horizontally in a salad. The green tops are delicious and nutritious both raw and cooked. A popular seller at farmers' markets.

Did You Know? One beet has only 35 calories and is high in folic acid (especially important for pregnant women).

Soil Temperature: 50-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 5-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 2-4"
Days To Maturity: 55-65 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 2-4"
Approximate Seeds per Pack: 200 Seeds

 

Growing Chioggia beets is a delightful endeavor that brings a unique twist to any garden with their captivating red and white rings. These Italian heirlooms, often referred to as "bulls-eye" or "candy cane" beets, offer not only visual appeal but also a delectable taste, making them an excellent addition to various culinary creations.

Understanding Chioggia Beets:

Chioggia beets, part of the Beta vulgaris (Crassa group), are biennial heirlooms known for their remarkable appearance. Their flesh displays alternating red-and-white concentric rings beneath a scarlet skin, resembling a natural work of art. Beyond their aesthetics, these beets boast a sweet, slightly peppery taste that adds a distinct flavor to dishes.

Cultivation Process:

Planting: Chioggia beets prefer soil temperatures ranging between 50-85°F for optimal growth. Plant the seeds at a depth of 1/2 inch in well-draining soil.

Germination: These seeds typically germinate within 5-10 days, showcasing early signs of growth.

Maturity: On average, Chioggia beets reach maturity within 55-65 days, boasting a height of 2-4 inches.

Sunlight and Spacing: While they thrive in partial sun, providing some shade can be beneficial. Space the plants 2-4 inches apart after thinning for proper growth.

Unique Features:

Chioggia beets are not only visually appealing but also nutritious. One beet contains a mere 35 calories and is rich in folic acid, making them a healthy addition to various diets, especially for pregnant women.

Harvesting and Use:

These beets are versatile in the kitchen. Slicing them horizontally reveals their stunning concentric rings, ideal for adding a visual pop to salads or as a colorful garnish. The green tops, equally flavorful and nutritious, can be enjoyed both raw and cooked.

Culinary Recommendations:

Consider incorporating Chioggia beets into a variety of culinary creations. From enhancing salads to providing a unique touch to roasted vegetable medleys, their vibrant appearance and distinct flavor elevate numerous dishes.

USDA Certified Organic
Quantity Discounts for Chioggia Beet Seeds (Organic)
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Description

Beet - Beta vulgaris (Crassa group)

Biennial Heirloom. The flesh of this unusual Italian heirloom has red-and-white alternating rings with an eye-catching scarlet skin. This striped beet has a sweet, peppery taste and are beautiful when sliced horizontally in a salad. The green tops are delicious and nutritious both raw and cooked. A popular seller at farmers' markets.

Did You Know? One beet has only 35 calories and is high in folic acid (especially important for pregnant women).

Soil Temperature: 50-85°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 5-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 2-4"
Days To Maturity: 55-65 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 2-4"
Approximate Seeds per Pack: 200 Seeds

 

Growing Chioggia beets is a delightful endeavor that brings a unique twist to any garden with their captivating red and white rings. These Italian heirlooms, often referred to as "bulls-eye" or "candy cane" beets, offer not only visual appeal but also a delectable taste, making them an excellent addition to various culinary creations.

Understanding Chioggia Beets:

Chioggia beets, part of the Beta vulgaris (Crassa group), are biennial heirlooms known for their remarkable appearance. Their flesh displays alternating red-and-white concentric rings beneath a scarlet skin, resembling a natural work of art. Beyond their aesthetics, these beets boast a sweet, slightly peppery taste that adds a distinct flavor to dishes.

Cultivation Process:

Planting: Chioggia beets prefer soil temperatures ranging between 50-85°F for optimal growth. Plant the seeds at a depth of 1/2 inch in well-draining soil.

Germination: These seeds typically germinate within 5-10 days, showcasing early signs of growth.

Maturity: On average, Chioggia beets reach maturity within 55-65 days, boasting a height of 2-4 inches.

Sunlight and Spacing: While they thrive in partial sun, providing some shade can be beneficial. Space the plants 2-4 inches apart after thinning for proper growth.

Unique Features:

Chioggia beets are not only visually appealing but also nutritious. One beet contains a mere 35 calories and is rich in folic acid, making them a healthy addition to various diets, especially for pregnant women.

Harvesting and Use:

These beets are versatile in the kitchen. Slicing them horizontally reveals their stunning concentric rings, ideal for adding a visual pop to salads or as a colorful garnish. The green tops, equally flavorful and nutritious, can be enjoyed both raw and cooked.

Culinary Recommendations:

Consider incorporating Chioggia beets into a variety of culinary creations. From enhancing salads to providing a unique touch to roasted vegetable medleys, their vibrant appearance and distinct flavor elevate numerous dishes.

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Succession Planting

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Summer-Fall
Growth Habit : Herbaceous
Life Cycle : Biennial
Plant Family : Amaranthaceae (Goosefoot)
Planting Time : Fall
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Sun Requirements : Partial Sun

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Beets are easily grown, though they prefer deep, loose soil and even, moderate water. Mulch once established to protect the roots from heat.

Planting & Growing: Soak seeds for at least 12 hours before planting to promote germination. Space 2" for greens, 3" for summer harvest beets, and 4" for storage growing beets. Tolerates light shade.

Harvesting & Storage: For best flavor, harvest roots while they are 1"-3". To minimize moisture loss in the roots, twist off the greens. Roots store well in humid, cool conditions. Greens should be eaten within 1 or 2 days of picking.

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