Beetroot 'Chioggia'

A beautiful deep-pink skinned, stripy pink and white fleshed beetroot with a sweet flavour. More
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Beetroot 'Chioggia' ('Candy Stripe') is a beautiful deep-pink skinned, stripy pink and white fleshed beetroot with a sweet flavour. It looks spectacular in salads.

Try grating it raw – so you really see the stripe. Cooked it turns a brilliant pink, fabulous in contrast to the purple and orange on the plate. The dark green leaves are mild in flavour too – and great for adding to salads or as a steamed side vegetable dish.

Genus Beta vulgaris
Group/Species Heirloom Italian variety
Variety Chioggia
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Beetroot, syn. 'Candy Stripe'
Soil Type Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing Thin to 10cm (4in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Soak seed in warm water for half an hour before sowing. Sow three seeds at 10cm (4in) spacings, 2.5cm (1in) deep in rows 30cm (12in) apart, at fortnightly intervals from mid-April to July for a succession of tender, tasty roots. For earlier sowings protect with cloches and use bolt-resistant varieties. Beetroot sown from June onwards can be used for storing in winter. Before sowing, prepare the soil by digging in plenty of well-rotted garden compost or manure and rake in a handful per square metre of general purpose fertiliser, such as Organic GroChar Fertiliser. Thin seedlings to one per station when 2.5cm (1in) high. If you have purchased seedlings, they can be planted straight into the ground, after preparing the soil as above.
Care Tips Don't water unless soil is very parched, over-watering encourages leaf at the expense of root. Fantastic planted with chamomile, onions and lettuce.
Harvesting June-October - store them overwinter. From spring sown seed, these take about 8-10 weeks from grow. Harvest earlier for small golf ball size beetroot. To harvest, pull alternate plants down the row, in effect thinning, to leave room for remaining beetroot to develop. Remaining roots will enlarge and store for winter.
Cooking Notes Cut the tops off before cooking, as this helps to lock in the nutrients. Cook whole, and then peel the skin to maintain the colour. Tops can be eaten at 5-8cm tall in salads - they are delicious.
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Beetroot 'Chioggia' reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Lianne

Made crisp, yum. Good for someone who doesn't like normal beetroot as doesn't have a strong taste. But for people who like beetroot maybe a bit disappointed.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kelly

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Barry

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sheryl

Plenty of seeds, I shared with my dad too, we are both pulling baby beets now and await the main crop throughout the months ahead. Roasted baby ones are lovely. Pretty stripes too.