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Chioggia Beets

Chioggia beets

Chioggia beets

Chioggia beets

Chioggia beets

Chioggia is a favorite heirloom beet that holds a surprise: bright red on the outside, it reveals candy-stripe, concentric circles in its interior. Also known as “Candystripe” or “Bull’s Eye,” this eye-catching beet takes its name from a small fishing village in Italy. Added to salads, Chioggia gives a pop of color. It tastes just as sweet cooked, but the ring pattern will fade.

Sun Exposure

  • full sun

Sun Exposure

  • 6.5

Soil pH

  • 2 to 10

Hardiness Zones

  • 2 to 10


  • 2 to 4 inches


  • 1 inch per week


  • beautiful striped pattern
  • sweet and easy to grow
  • best for pickling or baking

Have you tried growing Chioggia beets? What region do you grow them in? Please tell us your experiences growing Chioggia beets.


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