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Chioggia Guardsmark Beet Seeds

(P) Pkt of 200 seeds
Item #05051-PK-P1
$2.95
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Description

A neon-bright take on the famous heirloom "Bullseye Beet"

Days to Maturity: 60

Well, here's a whole new look in beets . . . though technically it's a very OLD look! Chioggia is an heirloom beet from Italy, renowned for its unusual bullseye stripes of red and white as well as for its sweet, peppery flavor. Guardsmark builds on that heritage by adding modern vigor, higher yields, and larger fruit size. And somehow along the way, those dark red rings have turned a neon shade of magenta.

But Chioggia Guardsmark is not simply a beet masquerading as a red onion. Its flavor is so sweet and mild that even children love it, yet its peppery afterbite has enough "true beet" tang to satisfy adults. These 3- to 3 1/2-inch diameter globes add spectacular plate appeal to any dish, and their flavor is a satisfying base for soups and stews as well as whole eating. And the greens are delicious as well -- packed with nutrition and very mildly flavored. You will love this "bullseye" beet!

Beets are a cool-weather crop, direct-sown in fall or as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Before planting, make sure that the soil is as loose, rich, and well drained as possible, so that the root can grow without stress.

Pkt of 200 seeds (sows approx. a 10 foot row)

Details

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Genus Beta
Species vulgaris
Variety Chioggia Guardsmark
Item Form (P) Pkt of 200 seeds
Days to Maturity 60
Fruit Color Magenta
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 200
Fruit Diameter 3 in - 3.5 in
Additional Characteristics Edible
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses Beds, Cuisine

Product Review Summary

Based on 4 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

July 29, 2018

Grow fast, harvest soon, leave space.

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I planted these in early spring, and had full sized beets by late spring/early summer. Grow really quick in raised beds. I failed to leave enough space between plants, and subsequently had a weak harvest, but plan to buy this one again for it's speed, color, and taste. Looks nice canned!

sj.gagli from PA
July 29, 2018

Grow fast, harvest soon, leave space.

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I planted these in early spring, and had full sized beets by late spring/early summer. Grow really quick in raised beds. I failed to leave enough space between plants, and subsequently had a weak harvest, but plan to buy this one again for it's speed, color, and taste. Looks nice canned!

sj.gagli from PA
July 29, 2018

Grow fast, harvest soon, leave space.

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I planted these in early spring, and had full sized beets by late spring/early summer. Grow really quick in raised beds. I failed to leave enough space between plants, and subsequently had a weak harvest, but plan to buy this one again for it's speed, color, and taste. Looks nice canned!

sj.gagli from PA
July 30, 2014

Awesome!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

These are the best beet ever! They came up fast and taste great. You can even eat them raw!, have a sweet beat taste a little peppery radish finish.

Jeremy from SD

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