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Chioggia Heirloom Beet Seeds

  • Chioggia Heirloom Beet Seeds

Product Description

Chioggia Heirloom Beet Seeds

6 Gram Packet: approx seed count=260

The Chioggia heirloom is an Italian beet that is well known for its unique look and taste.  When cut, one can see the resemblance to a candycane that sets it apart from many other beets of its kind.  The taste is slightly sweeter than the classic beet, making it great to create variations in food preparation.  Ready to harvest in 55 days.
The Chioggia heirloom beet is known for its candy cane like stripes when cut. Mild and sweet in flavor and ready to harvest in 55 days.
  • Beta vulgaris
  • 85% Germination rate
  • Tops take 35 days from plant until harvest
  • Roots take 55 days from plant until harvest
  • 99% Pure
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Heirloom Beet Seeds
Planting instructions:Plant Chioggia heirloom seed very early in the spring in a sunny , well drained location as soon as the ground may be cultivated and enriched with organic material. Press soil firmly over seeds. Sow seeds sparingly and repeat every three weeks as long as the weather is cool .

Planting Depth Seed Spacing Row Spacing Germination Temperature Germination Time in Days Average Planting Dates Seeds per foot row Spacing after Thinning Days to maturity
1/2-3/4" 3-4" 14-28" 60-85 10-20 3/20-6/15 12 2-3" Tops 35, Roots 55

Care: Keep free of weeds and water regularly to keep soil moist . Fertilize Chioggia's beets with vegetable food every four weeks.

Harvesting: When your heirloom beets are about 2" in size pull the entire plant. Smaller plants can be harvested as part of the thinning process.

Nutritional Value: A rich source of Iron, Calcium, and Vitamins: A, B1, B2, C, and Niacin.

Collecting Seed: Biennial plant that produces a seed stalk the second year. Selected roots need to be kept cool and moist. Protect first year root from winter freezing by burying in sand or leaving it in ground covered with heavy mulch. Seed heads form after summer growth. When seeds have matured and partially dried on the seed stalk, gather the seed before it falls to the ground. Complete the drying process at room temperature. Store seeds in a cool, dry area.

More Information:Wikipedia-Beets


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