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Beetroot 'Chioggia'

Beta vulgaris 'Chioggia'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

30cm

30cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Beetroot 'Chioggia' Overview

Probably the most attractive and interesting beet once cut open or in slices. The bulb is red with white concentric rings. If you want to save seeds to get more Chioggia beets the following year, make sure your beets aren’t flowering as the same time as another beet varieties - they can cross pollinate and the trait will be lost in following generations!

Common problems with Beetroot 'Chioggia'

Chioggia has proven more resistant to beet scab, but keep beets well irrigated to prevent stress. Rotate crops to prevent Cercospora leaf spot. Root rot and mice and moles affect the root. Rust, Aphids, Damping off, Darkling beetle (Rove beetle), Downy mildew, Leaf miner all feed on or destroy the leaves of the plant. A good insecticide or fungicide should be used at the first sight.

    Beetroot 'Chioggia' Companion Plants

    Lettuce, beans, brassicas, onions, garlic

    How to harvest Beetroot 'Chioggia'

    Beets are ready to be harvest within 8-10 weeks of sowing. For early cropping, wait until the bulb is at least 5 cm in diameter. best time to harvest is when the shoulders appear above soil level.

    How to propagate Beetroot 'Chioggia'

    Seed

    Soak seed in warm water for half an hour before sowing. Direct sow every 3 - 4 weeks from early Autumn. Sow thinly, 5 cm apart in rows 30 cm. Thin as necessary. Germination time 8 - 18 days.

    Special features of Beetroot 'Chioggia'

    Pot plant

    Choose containers that are at least 20 cm in diameter and equally deep. Seeds should be thinly sown, 2 cm deep.

    Crop rotation

    Heavy Feeder

    Other uses of Beetroot 'Chioggia'

    Culinary, medicinal

    culinary

    medicinal