Chioggia (Bassano) Beet Seed

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Mamma mia, nothing beets these beauties! The flesh is very tender, mild, and sweet. The sugar caramelizes when roasted and makes the beets irresistibly delicious. Gorgeous candy-striped interior is very attractive and even gets kids interested in eating them. Amend neutral-to-slightly alkaline soil with well-rotted compost, work the soil deeply and remove any rocks or sticks. Thin early for best results. Frost-hardy. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 14-21
  • Days to maturity: 60
  • Start indoors: Not recommended.
  • Sow outdoors 3-4 weeks before last frost of spring, or in late summer for a fall crop.
  • Seed spacing: 1-2” apart, then thin seedlings to 3-5” apart. Use thinnings for salad
  • Seed depth: ½”
  • Produce size: Best when harvested at 2-3” in diameter
  • Yield: 1 root per plant
  • Mature plant height: 10-12”
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Year of discovery: Approximately 1830; named after an Italian fishing village

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