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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
Size
250 seeds
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.