Beetroot 'Chioggia' Overview
Beta vulgaris 'Chioggia' commonly known as Beetroot 'Chioggia' in the UK, Beets 'Chioggia' in the USA and Ringbeet 'Chioggis' in ZA is probably the most attractive and interesting beet once cut open or in slices. Sometimes call the Candy Stripe Beet, this heirloom cultivar's bulbs have red with white concentric rings. An easy to grow vegetable, its young leaves can be cropped for salads throughout the year. It prefers cooler growing conditions making it an ideal spring and autumn crop, or even during the winter in mild-climate areas. Hot weather will encourage your crop to develop woody unappetising skins and stringy leaves. If you want to save seeds to grow 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!