Pronounced “kee-OH-jee-ah.” Chioggia Guardsmark beet seeds are a striking Italian HEIRLOOM variety with light-red, smooth round roots and bright pink and white alternating rings inside. These sweet beets are about 5cm (2″) in diameter with mild green leaves and pale red stems. We don’t recommend it for pickling as it becomes very pale in the jar. The bright green tops can be harvested for use raw or cooked and have a mild flavour. Chioggia is also listed as Dolce di Chioggia, Candystripe Beet, Bull’s Eye Beet, and Bassano. It takes its name after a fishing village in Italy, where it was known prior to the 1840s.
Matures in 65 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)