Beetroot Chioggia Seeds (Beta Vulgaris), An Italian beetroot favourite, with unusual pink and white rings when the roots are sliced. Has a lovely mild flavour and takes less time to cook when compared to other beetroots.
March to July
Sow chioggia seeds thinly in shallow drills 1.5cm deep with 30cm in between rows.
Thin the beetroot seedlings gradually as they grow, to a spacing of 10cm. Beet do not like to be transplanted.
June to October
Keeping Beetroot Chioggia roots moist throughout the growing season so they remain tender and succulent.
Beetroot are rich in beta carotene and calcium