Seed Exchange - Also known as Bassano, and noted for its alternating red-and-white concentric rings that resemble a bull's-eye, Chioggia beets are wonderful for both fresh eating and pickling. It retains its markings if roasted whole and sliced just before serving. Named for a fishing town near Venice, this historical Italian variety has been grown in the United States since at least 1865. 50 days.
Good for fresh eating and pickling
Alternating red and white rings
100 seeds per packet
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Beets can be planted at two-week intervals for a steady harvest. All parts of the beet plant are edible.
Direct Seed 2" apart
Planting Depth 1/2"
Thin 4-6" apart
Rows Apart 20-24"
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