Chioggia Beets (Organic)
- Good for fresh eating and pickling
- Alternating red and white rings
- Sweet flavor
- 50 days
Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Beets can be planted at two-week intervals for a steady harvest. All parts of the beet plant are edible.
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Also known as Bassano, and noted for its alternating red-and-white concentric rings that resemble a bull’s-eye, Chioggia beets are wonderful for both fresh eating and pickling. It retains its markings if roasted whole and sliced just before serving. Named for a fishing town near Venice, this historical Italian variety has been grown in the United States since at least 1865. 50 days.