Chioggia Beet Seeds

Organic, Heirloom

This packet sows up to 42 feet.
4 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
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.
$3.49 2 grams (~130 seeds)

Botanical Name: Beta vulgaris

Days to Maturity: 55 days

Family: Amaranthaceae

Native: Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean region

Hardiness: Frost-tolerant biennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: Leaf tops to 18" tall

Variety Information: 1"–3" pinkish/red roots with interior rings of bright pinkish/red and white; green leaftops.

When to Sow Outside: 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.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended. Root disturbance delays maturity.

Days to Emerge: 5–21 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: 1 seed every 4"

Row Spacing: 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 4"

Harvesting: For early spring sowings, harvest beets before summer heat. For late summer sowings, harvest before first heavy freeze. For winter sowings in mild climates, harvest in early spring. Harvest when roots are anywhere from 1"â€"3" in diameter. The smaller they are, the more tender. Greens are most tender when small, so start harvesting when they are 2" tall. You can take as much as one third of a beet plant's outer leaves without harming the root crop.

Pickled Red Beets
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Chioggia Beet Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Where are my beets?!

1 out of 5 stars Aug 26, 2020
I speed these seeds on several occasions and nothing! The first time, the chickens got them. Okay no fault but mine. They sure were happy; the little stinkers! But I planted them a second, third, and then a fourth time and still NOTHING! My kiddos were so disappointed! We planted these "lollipop beets" (that's how I had persuaded them to try these beets to eat) in their little garden. Now, I get the side eye from both of them when I say we should try growing them again. My 4 year old says he just doesn't think God wants him to eat them! So, now here we sit: happy hens, sad faces kids, and hungry.
Tori Eudy from TX
Owner Response: Hi Tori, We are sorry you had a hard time germinating these beet seeds. Quality is a priority to us which is why our seeds are frequently tested by a third-party laboratory, ensuring we are only packing seeds that exceed federal and ut own standards. We are always here to help and there is a Beet: Sow and Grow article in the "Learn More" tab of this page that might be helpful. In your area the soil temperature may have been too high to successfully germinate your beets to the heat can also make it challenging to keep seeds consistently moist since it will take several waterings a day. A customer service agent will be with you soon to help.

Great beets

5 out of 5 stars Dec 26, 2020
I live in a very warm area, so started these seeds later in the year in November. They germinated beautifully and are now happy with bushy leaves. Looking forward to eating them soon!
Lizzy Gladstone from TX

Chioggia Beet Seeds

5 out of 5 stars Sep 26, 2021
I love this variety! I plant them in both the spring, then again in late summer for a fall crop. They germinate well, and grow pretty quickly. I especially like roasting them with other root vegetables. Fun to eat and taste great!
Amy from CO

chioggia beet

5 out of 5 stars Nov 16, 2021
each beet was perfectly delicious
anita from CO

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