Beet, Chioggia Organic

Catalog #0345A

21851

(Beta vulgaris) Pre-1840 Italian heirloom, introduced to the U.S. before 1865. Named for a fishing town near Venice. Uniquely beautiful flesh has alternating red and white concentric rings that resemble a bull’s-eye. A feast for the eyes; wonderful for fresh eating and pickling. Retains markings if baked whole and sliced just before serving. 50 days.

 
DIRECT SEED
2" Apart
SEED DEPTH
1/2"
ROWS APART
20-24"
THIN
3-4" Apart
 
Green Thumb Tip
Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Can be planted at two-week intervals for continuous harvests. All parts of the beet plant are edible.
± 2,300 seeds/oz

Price:  Free!