Chioggia' is the candystripe beet. When cut, beautiful red and white interior rings are revealed that look like peppermints!
This Italian heirloom from the mid-1800s got its name from a fishing village near Venice, Italy. 'Chiogga' has delicious green tops and tasty roots. Each seed produces multiple plants and the thinnings are a delightful addition to your salad. Packed with nutrition, beets are high in fiber, potassium, folic acid, and the antioxidant, betacyanin. Delicious roasted, steamed, and pickled.
Variety Info1"–3" pinkish/red roots with interior rings of bright pinkish/red and white; green leaftops.
Not recommended. Root disturbance delays maturity.
RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 45°F, ideally 60°–85°F, for early summer crop. 6 to 8 weeks before your average first fall frost date for late summer/fall crop. Mild Climates: Sow fall through winter.