Beet, Chioggia (Beta vulgaris) - 100 Seeds

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The Chioggia is an old time Italian heirloom beet! The first thing you notice about Chioggia beet is the unique bull’s eye pattern it displays once cut. Not only is it the most beautiful of the beets but it has a delicious sweet flavor. Dates back to the early 1800’s from the Italian fishing town Chioggia, near Venice. Produces tasty green leaves that are similar to spinach in taste. Beet has pale red skin and grows to 2-3″ wide. Best eaten young when most tender and sweet.

•Open Pollinated
•American grown seeds
•55 days
•USDA Zones 2-12

Growing Instructions:
Soften the seeds by soaking them in water for 2 hours, then plant in full sun and well drained soil 4 weeks before the last expected frost OR midsummer for a fall harvest. Sow them 1” deep and 1” apart in rows 1-2” apart. Tamp down the earth above the seeds to ensure good contact with the soil and germination should take place in 5-15 days. Add compost or other organic matter for healthy growth. For companion planting, plant beets with bush beans, onions, or members of the cabbage family, but avoid planting near pole beans. Since each beet “seed” holds up to 8 actual seeds, the seedlings will need to be thinned to 3” apart. Take care not to bruise the seedlings when thinning. They love cool weather, and can survive in temperatures down to 25° F.

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