This novel variety is actually an Italian Heirloom. Also known as candy stripe beet or bulls-eye beet, the round roots are 3 inches in diameter and produce alternating red and white concentric rings when sliced. Retains marking if baked whole and sliced immediately before serving.
Young Chioggia beet tops make excellent greens either cooked or fresh which are used like Swiss Chard and can be grown all summer.
Planting time - Early Spring to Late Summer
Matures in - 60 days.
Germinates in - 10 to 14 days
Sowing depth - 1/2 inch
Row spacing - 12 inches
Seed spacing - 1 inch
Thinning - when plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin to 3 or 4 inches apart
Net weight 3 G (Estimated 250 seeds)
Bulk beet seed available.
1,600 Seeds/oz. Plant 1oz per 100ft row, 10lbs of beet seed needed per acre.
Average beet yield per acre - cut 320 bushels, Bunched 758 bushels