This gorgeous beet is an Italian heirloom variety originally from the town of Chioggia, Italy, just across the lagoon from Venice. Also known as: Bassano, Bull's Eye, and Candystripe.
Chioggia beets are milder than other varieties and have less of an earthy taste but are still packed with nutrients and have beautiful concentric circles of alternating pink and white.
We like to roast Chioggia and add them to salads with goat cheese or cubed and sautéed with garlic in olive oil. The greens are also tasty and nutritious and the thrill of pulling a gorgeous beet from the soil is one of the highlights of the gardening season!
Origin: We brought the parent seed of this beautiful beet to our garden after saving seeds from the garden of a friend in Nice, France.
(Approximately 50 seeds per packet)
Planting Instructions: Sow beet seeds 1/2 inch deep, 4 inches apart in early spring, 2-4 weeks before average last frost date or in fall 6-8 weeks before first frost date in full sun.