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Botanical name: Beta vulgaris 'Chioggia'
Other names: Beetroot 'Chioggia', Beta vulgaris 'Tonda di Chioggia', Beta vulgaris 'Candy Stripe', Beta vulgaris 'Bull's Eye', Beta vulgaris 'Dolce di Chioggia', Beta vulgaris 'Barbietola di Chioggia', Beta vulgaris 'Chioggia Pink'
Variety or cultivar: 'Chioggia' _ 'Chioggia' is a clump-forming biennial with a dense rosette of red-stemmed, edible, dark green leaves, spikes of inconspicuous, pale green flowers and round, edible crimson taproots in summer and autumn. Taproots have white and red concentric rings when cut transversely.
Beta vulgaris 'Chioggia' is: Deciduous
Flower: Green in Summer
Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn
Stem: Reddish-purple in Summer; Reddish-purple in Autumn
Pruning: When the roots have reached the size of a golf ball, pull up alternate plants and use these thinnings for cooking. Harvest when the roots are more than 5cm in diameter or larger. . REGISTER to read more...
Propagation: Seeds can be sown in the ground 30 days prior to last spring frost date. Seed can also be sown in 3-4 week intervals in midsummer to extend the harvest season.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Beta vulgaris 'Chioggia' (Beetroot 'Chioggia') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Add to salads, Beds and borders, Flavouring food and drinks
Cultivation: Grows best in alkaline, sandy soil in full sun. Dig bed over in autumn, add peat or well-rotted manure if humus content is low. Apply fertilzer 2-3 weeks before sowing. Water regularly to prevent bolting.
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|Soil types:||Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Alkaline, Neutral|
|Hardiness:||Tender in frost (H3)|
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