This little guy looks like he got up to some interesting stuff in the sixties. The Chioggia Beet’s psychedelic rings of hot pink and white are a groovy addition to any salad, and its broad green leaves are totally edible too. (We apologise for saying groovy. Please respect us).
This Italian heirloom variety can be prepared like any other beet, but keeps its colour better than others when cooked – especially if you add a splash of lemon juice to the water. Besides being one of the handsomest veggies in the universe, the Chioggia is delectably sweet.
Sow in full sun, space plants 10 x 30cm
Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days and grow to 50-60cm
Harvest in 50-60 day