Beet Chioggia (Bassano)

$2.75

This eye-catching beet from Chioggia, Italy looks like a regular beet on the outside, but inside boasts concentric pink and white rings. Great for salads and pickles!

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There’s lots to love about this beet: Mellow flavor. Tender texture. Crisp, quality greens. Makes an excellent multi-purpose beet!

Beet – Chioggia (Bassano)

Soil & Water: Beets are easily grown, though they prefer deep, loose soil and even, moderate water. Mulch once established to protect the roots from heat.

Planting & Growing: Soak seeds for at least 12 hours before planting to promote germination. Space 2″ for greens, 3″ for summer harvest beets, and 4″ for storage growing beets. Tolerates light shade. Beets grow best with cool soil in spring and fall.

Harvesting & Storage: For best flavor, harvest roots while they are 1-3″. To minimize moisture loss in the roots, twist off the greens. Roots store well in humid, cool conditions. Greens should be eaten within 1 or 2 days of picking.

Soil Temperature: 50-85F
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Germination: 5-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 2-4″
Days To Maturity: 60 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 2-4″
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds

Product image via: Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

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