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'
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'
Choose containers that are at least 20 cm in diameter and equally deep. Seeds should be thinly sown, 2 cm deep.
Other uses of Beetroot 'Chioggia'