Beetroot Chioggia

Beta vulgaris 'Barbietola di Chioggia'

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Approx 250 Seeds
Dispatched within 3 days*
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  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
  • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
  • Summer flowering time

Sowing and harvesting time

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sow indoors Sow outdoors Harvest

Product Description

Beetroot Chioggia is a wonderful Italian Heirloom variety that's commonly found in the Venice region. Their ball-shaped roots are light red in colour instead of the usual beetroot. However, it's what's inside that counts! Once sliced, they will reveal their secret, as the flesh creates a contrasting dark pink and white alternating rings effect, as well as a deliciously mild flavour. Appears quite early on in the season, thriving in almost any soil and situation. Can be sown from March to July, allowing a harvest in roughly 8-10 weeks.

 

*Please note: If your order contains only Seed products, then your items will be dispatched within three working days. If your order contains a mixture of plants and seed products, then your seed items will be dispatched with your first plant delivery.

Plant Size

Mature Height 30 cm
Mature Spread 15 cm
Plant Spacing 30 cm

Planting Notes

Planting Sow seeds approx 1cm deep in rows spaced 30cm apart
Soil Type Moist soil

Growing at a glance…

Seeds can be sown indoors or in an unheated greenhouse from March onwards. If you prefer sowing seeds indoors, use modules if possible, as this will help you later on when it comes to transplantation. Transplant outdoors in their preferred growing position once all risk of frost has passed. If you decide to sow seeds directly outdoors, thinly sow them 1cm deep in neat rows, giving a space of 30cm between each row. When seedlings become large enough to handle, separate them till they're 8cm apart. Successive sowings each month allows for harvest up until the early Autumn.

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