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Beetroot Seeds - Chioggia - Certified Organic

Beetroot Seeds - Chioggia - Certified Organic

(Beta vulgaris)

Chioggia Beetroot is an Italian Heirloom variety. also known as 'Candy Stripe' - having attractive concentric red & white rings. The rings are lost during cooking due to staining from the red rings but if sliced thinly and used fresh it can be very attractive in salads or garnish. 

Leaves can be used fresh or cooked due to the oxalic acid content. A great substitute for spinach and silverbeet. Roots are typically used pickled, roasted and steamed. Beetroots also store well in a plastic bag refrigerated. 

After 6 weeks you can begin harvesting leafy greens for salads or blanching. Keep in mind beetroot leaves do have oxalic acid so it is best to cook them. After approximately 70 days the root will have swelled and you can begin harvesting baby beetroot. If the plants are to close together you can 'thin' them out by harvesting the largest beetroots making room for the smaller ones to grow into. 

 

How To Sow

Sow seed direct in garden bed and cover with 1cm of soil.

When To Sow

All year round, except during the hottest parts of summer.

Where to Sow

Beetroot likes a well prepared garden bed that is loose in soil structure and rich in organic matter. Plenty of nitrogen is required for rapid growth but over doing it can result in excess leaf growth and poor root formation.

Seeds per Packet

approx 100 seeds

Seed Germination Period

5 to 7 days

Companion Plants

GOOD: Beans, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Catnip, Chamomile, Cowpea, Dill, Lettuce, Marjoram, Onion, Peas, Potato, Shallots, Spinach,

NOT GOOD: Tomatoes.

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