Chioggia Beet Seeds 1250

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Chioggia Beet Seeds 1250. Heirloom Vegetable.

Approx. 125 seeds/pkt (60 seeds/gram)

An Italian home garden variety grown since at least the 1840’s that has a light red, flattened globe-shaped root with striking interior rings of alternating pink/white. Green tops and red stems are eye catching colourful additions in salads and the 5 cm (2″) diameter roots have a delicious “old country” taste when cooked. Higher levels of geosmin (earthy flavour) account for its popularity with beet purists.

 

How to Grow

Beets thrive in sandy loam with a pH of 6.0 to 7.5. Remember to fertilize. For continual harvest, sow seeds 1.2 cm (1/2″) deep and 2.5 cm (1″) apart in two week intervals beginning when the soil has warmed to 7 C (45 F) and avoid sowing after mid July. As each beet ‘seed’ is actually a corky fruit with 2 to 5 seeds contained within, it is important to thin the young seedlings to 7–10 cm (3–4″) apart to provide enough room for proper root formation. Use plants that are thinned as a source of tender, edible greens. Over-watering or excessive rainfall may lead to excessive leaf growth and pale or small roots. One packet sows approximately 6 m (20’) of row.

 

Additional information

WEIGHT N/A
DIMENSIONS N/A
SIZE

packet, 1 kg, 25 g, 125 g, 500 g

DAYS TO EMERGENCE

8 to 10

DAYS TO HARVEST

60

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

Easy

FAMILY NAME

Chenopodiaceae

FROST TOLERANCE

Can Withstand Light Frost

GROWTH HABIT

Root Crop

HERITAGE

Heirloom

LATIN

Beta vulgaris

LENGTH OF ROW PACKET

Approximately 6 m (20')

LIFECYCLE

Annual

LIGHT

Full Sun

PROPAGATION

Sow Direct

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