Beta vulgaris

Also known as Candy Stripe, Candy Cane, Bull’s Eye, Turnip Bassano. A beautifully-coloured, old heirloom beet from Italy, originally called Barbabietola di Bassano. It is a unique beetroot that has purple and white concentric rings. This beet contains the highest content of geosmin, an organic compound which gives beets their earthy taste and aroma. Also has a very high tolerance to bolting.

Chioggia beetroot was named after the northern coastal Italian town where it was first cultivated early in the early 1800s, the island fishing village of Chioggia, also called “Little Venice” because it is just outside of Venice. The surrounding region is known as the Veneto and is famed for its vegetable production. The original Bassano beet was a little flatter and duller-red than this one, but otherwise the same as the Chioggia we know today.

Grown exclusively as a table beet. With alternating white and purple coloured rings, the young beets make a beautiful slicing beet for salads. You can also use the baby greens from thinning for your salads. Excellent if slightly steamed, but roasting the Chioggia brings out the most flavour. When cooked whole they keep their colours well, but not if sliced beforehand.  Chioggia beet does not bleed like other beets.

About 50-60 days to maturity.

Standard packet contains approx. 200 seeds

Petite packet contains approx. 70 seeds

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Chioggia Beetroot

  • Product Code: 218-0010
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  • R31.35

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