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Beetroot - Chioggia

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Beta vulgaris

Chioggia Beetroot seeds grow into hardy plants that produce round, medium-sized beetroots. The unique patterning inside makes them a visually striking choice for salads and decorative dishes. They're also known for their greens, which can be harvested early and eaten like spinach.

Chioggia Beetroot is well-suited to a range of Australian climates. They prefer cool to mild weather but can tolerate warmer temperatures. Plant in full sun to partial shade in well-draining soil for the best results. This variety is drought-tolerant once established, making it a good option for water-wise gardens.

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Description

Beta vulgaris

Chioggia Beetroot, also known as the Candy Stripe or Bullseye Beet, is a distinctive variety famous for its vibrant red and white concentric rings. Originating from the Italian town of Chioggia, these beetroots add a splash of colour and sweet, mild flavour to dishes.

About Chioggia Beetroot: Chioggia Beetroot seeds grow into hardy plants that produce round, medium-sized beetroots. The unique patterning inside makes them a visually striking choice for salads and decorative dishes. They're also known for their greens, which can be harvested early and eaten like spinach.

Growing In Australia: Chioggia Beetroot is well-suited to a range of Australian climates. They prefer cool to mild weather but can tolerate warmer temperatures. Plant in full sun to partial shade in well-draining soil for the best results. This variety is drought-tolerant once established, making it a good option for water-wise gardens.

Benefits and Uses: Apart from their striking appearance, Chioggia Beetroots are packed with nutrients, including fibre, folate, and vitamin C. They can be eaten raw, roasted, pickled, or used in baking to add colour and nutrition. The roots and leaves are both edible, making this a versatile vegetable from top to bottom.

Planting and Care Tips: Sow Chioggia Beetroot seeds directly into the garden in early spring or late summer for a fall harvest. Plant them 20 mm deep and space them about 10 cm apart, in rows that are 25 cm apart. Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during germination and early growth. Thin seedlings to avoid overcrowding and to ensure large, healthy beetroots.

65+ heirloom seeds

Sowing Information

Plant Type: Annual
Sow When: Temperate: July - April
                   Subtropical: All year
                   Tropical: March - June
Sow Where: Direct
Sow Depth: 20mm
Germination: 5-10 days 
Position: Full Sun
Plant Spacing: 10-20cm
Row Spacing: 25cm
Plant Height: 30cm
Harvest: 55-85 days

Climate Zone

The image below will help you determine which climate zone you are in, and allow you to choose the best varieties for your area.

Australia-climate-map MJC01

Martyman, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons