Chioggia Beet Seeds
(55 days) Italian heirloom beet that got its start before 1840. Chioggia, pronounced "key-oh-jah" is a city of Northern Italy near Venice. The surrounding region is known as the Veneto and it's famed for its vegetable production.
Tops are green with pink-striped stems. Chioggia beet is fast growing and long-standing in the fall. Chioggia has a sweet flavor that will add to just about any dish. Chioggia beet is noted for its absence of bleeding. Wow, your next dinner guests with the amazing colors of this beet. Your friends will be so impressed you grew them. Chioggia has become a real attraction at farmers' markets for just this reason.
In ancient times beet roots were primarily used for medicinal purposes as they contain a lot of beta-carotene and vitamin C.