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Beetroot 'Chioggia'

A beautiful deep-pink skinned, stripy pink and white fleshed beetroot with a sweet flavour.
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250 seeds

5 seedlings

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Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
30cm (12in)
Group/Species
Heirloom Italian variety
Common name
Beetroot
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
15cm (6in)
Cultivation
Soak seed in warm water for half an hour before sowing. Sow into gutters from March or direct sow every 3-4 weeks from early April-July. Sow thinly in rows with a row gap of 30cm (12in), or sow in blocks. Thin to 5-6cm (2in).

Description

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.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

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.