55 Days. Beta vulgaris. Organic. Open-pollinated. Pronounced “key-oh-jah” after the small Venetian villa town, non-GMO Chioggia beet seeds are a classic Italian garden heirloom grown and sold throughout the Mediterranean since the 1840’s. Unlike traditional messy red beetroots, Organic Chioggia seeds grow a clean, crisp culinary variety often sliced up for garden salads, garnishes, and pickling. A celebrated garden annual for centuries for its stunning red and white candycane-striped roots, Organic Chioggia is a cool weather and open-pollinated favorite, delivering one of the most unique and prized beets ever.
Latin Name:Beta vulgaris
Common Names:Bassano Beet, Dolce Di Chioggia, Candy Cane Beet, Bullseye Eye
Days to Maturity:55 days
Seed Planting Depth:½”
Garden Plant Spacing:2-3"
Garden Row Spacing:12"
Beet Growth Habit:Chioggia beet seeds quickly mature into an 8-10" tall garden crop with a 6-8" spread
Pests/Diseases/Troubleshooting:Non-GMO organicBeta vulgarishas no serious garden insects or pests. Beets may sometimes be affected by fungal leaf spots, mildew, and root rot. Regularly watch for common garden pests such as aphids, leafhoppers, and sugar ants.
Chioggia Beet Color:Organic heirloom Chioggia is famous for its red and white concentric roots and long, leafy greens with purple stems
Chioggia Beet Flavor:Crunchy, earthy root that becomes sweeter and more tender when cooked. Markedly sweeter than red cultivars.