Chioggia Organic Beet
Beautiful colour. Chioggia Beets are an heirloom variety from Italy with striking purple and white interior zoning and a sweet mild earthy flavour. They are an easy to grow gourmet beet, adding colour to roast vegetables, or salad, making them a home garden favourite. Matures in 55-65 days. Approx. 500 seeds/pkg.
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Sow seeds thinly 1⁄2 to 1 inch deep, in rows spaced 8-12 inches apart. Soil temperature should be 18-24 degrees C for optimal germination. Thin seedlings1 inch apart for greens and 3 inches apart for summer use of roots. Plant every two weeks, starting as early as soil can be worked until late June.
Choose a full sun location. Beets require a light, well-drained, cool soil with pH between 6.5 and 6.8. Compost or well-rotted manure along with pure wood ashes, as a supply of additional potassium, should be mixed well into the soil prior to planting. Applying Boron after 4-6 weeks of growth will prevent internal browning, particularly in dry seasons. Keep well-watered as drought will result in tough or woody roots.
Young and tender beet leaves can be used as greens. Dig or pull roots when 2-3 inches in diameter or desired size.
Pests & Diseases:
Generally, beets are bug free with the possible exception of the Spinach Leaf Miner. Control leaf spots (Cercospora) with a sulfur or copper fungicide at the recommended rates.
Bush bean, cabbage family, corn, leek, lettuce, onion, radish.
Approximately 350-600 seeds/package will plant 25-30 foot row. 2000 seeds/25g, 4-5kg/acre.
Beautiful colour. Our new Organic Chioggia has striking purple and white interior zoning with a sweet peppery flavour. The 10-12 inch, pink striped stems are smooth, green and mild tasting. An Italian home garden favourite with small, flattened globe shaped roots. Heavy yields. Maturity 60 days.