Beetroot of chioggia
Common Name: Beetroot
Species: of chioggia
Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.50 m (50 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 0.15 m (15 cm)|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Depth: 3.0 cm
Sow Spacing: 15.0 cm
Harvest: May to August
Months to Sow Inside: March to June
Months to Sow Ouside: April to June
A wonderful variety from the Venice region. It produces early large round red roots with alternate white and red stripes on the inside. It looks really pretty on the plate and has tasty sweet flesh. When cooked it fades to a light pink and the young leaves can be eaten like spinach. This is an easy edible plant that thrives in almost any situation.
- Growing Instructions:
This variety does tend to bolt (go to seed) if sown too early so try to be patient
Sow inside - March to June and plant out when seedlings have developed their first true leaves
Sow outside - April to June
Sow 15cm deep in 2.5cm drills. Space lines 15cm apart.
Plant them 15cm apart - it is a little too close but when grown like this the roots will push each other apart to produce a clump of small tender beets.
Harvest - May to August
Beetroot 'Burpees Golden'