Beetroot Chioggia Seeds x 100. Beetroot Chioggia is the most beautiful of beetroots. It has concentric circles of dark pink & white flesh that are a real talking point when used raw especially on a gourmet plate and/or mixed with other red beetroot (the beetroot does fade to light pink when cooked though).
It is a very sweet tasting variety but it can bolt easily so don’t be tempted to sow too early and keep well watered. Leaves can be used when young in salads or cooked up like spinach/chard. The germination of beetroot can be poor so soak for half an hour before sowing to wash off the natural inhibitor.
Beetroot ‘Chioggia’ is a little stunner that will brighten up any salad plate.
Beetroot Chioggia Vegetable Seed Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx 100 seeds per pack.|
Any, although sandy soil is particularly good but not freshly manured as it can cause forking. An open sunny spot is ideal.
|When to Sow:||
March to July. They are good to sow successionally through the season.
|How to Sow:||
Soak the seed in warm water for an hour before sowing (it helps germination), Sow thinly in rows, the rows should be 30cm apart. Cover lightly with 2.5cm of soil. Firm gently and water carefully. Seedlings will start to show 7-21 days.
Thin seeds to 10cm apart.
|Harvest:||June to October. 8-10 weeks from sowing, this is earlier for smaller baby beetroot. The tops can be removed when 5-8cm tall for attractive salad leaves. Twist off the leaves leaving a 2cm stalk and then the beetroot will not bleed. The leaves can be treated as ‘cut & come again’ leaves.|
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