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Beetroot ‘Chiogga’

Beetroot ‘Chiogga’

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This is such a fun variety of beetroot that has concentric rings of red and white. It tends to be a bit more difficult to grow well (in my experience) than other varieties, but it worth it anyway.

 

Botanical name: Beta vulgaris

  • Planting: Plant beets directly where they’re to grow in the garden. Make sure the soil is well manured and water regularly. Plant 20cm apart.
  • Care: Beets don’t generally need a lot of care as they are pretty tough.
  • Harvest: Harvest the roots when about the size of a fist. The roots can get a bit woody if you leave them to get too big but it’s unlikely that you’ll leave them that long anyway.
  • Diseases: I haven’t come across any diseases or pests in mine.
  • Cooking: In Australia beets are usually pickled and eaten on sandwiches r in salads, but they can also be roasted..
  • Seed Saving: Beets are wind pollinated and don’t need insects to pollinate them. The pollen is very light and the wind can take it a long, long way so make sure your neighbours are not letting any go to seed at the same time yours are flowering. Will cross with silverbeet.

If you are going to collect seed make sure you keep at least a dozen plants to let go to avoid inbreeding depression. Harvest the seed when the stems and seed go brown and dry, then strip the seeds off with your hand into a bucket.

 

120 seeds

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