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Beet: Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris Chiogga

Beet: Beta vulgaris ss 'Chiogga' is an heirloom Italian globe-shaped beet with cherry-red and creamy-white flesh that resembles a bull's-eye when sliced. With its mild flavor and fine texture, it tolerates a long harvest period without becoming tough. Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris vegetable grasslike leaves,ovate leaves,,ovate leaves,,,ovate leaves,,,ovate leaves,,ovate rose-pink to burgundy leaves,,round, glossy, leathery leaves,,,,glossy, multicolored leaf stalks and veins,glossy leaves,creamy veins and stems,crimson stalks and veins, and crinkled, glossy leaves,broad leaf with broad midrib,,glossy, dark-reddish-green leaves,,broad leaf with prominent midrib, red grasslike leaves,ovate leaves,,ovate leaves,,,ovate leaves,,,ovate leaves,,ovate rose-pink to burgundy leaves,,round, glossy, leathery leaves,,,,glossy, multicolored leaf stalks and veins,glossy leaves,creamy veins and stems,crimson stalks and veins, and crinkled, glossy leaves,broad leaf with broad midrib,,glossy, dark-reddish-green leaves,,broad leaf with prominent midrib, medium-green grasslike leaves,ovate leaves,,ovate leaves,,,ovate leaves,,,ovate leaves,,ovate rose-pink to burgundy leaves,,round, glossy, leathery leaves,,,,glossy, multicolored leaf stalks and veins,glossy leaves,creamy veins and stems,crimson stalks and veins, and crinkled, glossy leaves,broad leaf with broad midrib,,glossy, dark-reddish-green leaves,,broad leaf with prominent midrib 119 0 131 3.0 3.0 vegetable Flea beetles, leafhoppers, leaf miners, leaf spot, and scab may occur. 0 0 Chiogga Beets are heavy feeders, so work in plenty of compost before planting. Water frequently, as even moisture will encourage tender, sweet roots without cracks. 0 Use fabric row covers to deter pests. Rotate crops to avoid leaf spot and scab. 10?14 The Complete Vegetable and Herb Gardener; Beets are best when golf-ball size and may be harvested at any time. If you want to use the greens as well as the beets, however, wait until tops reach 6 inches to harvest entire plant. For the best root crops, the soil should be loose and free of rocks to a depth of 6?9 inches. 50 Beets and Swiss chard are examples of selection and breeding of the same plant for different characteristics. While chard has been grown for its nutritious leaves and stems for hundreds of years, beets were bred for their large, sweet roots. Direct sow before and after heat of midsummer, 1/2 inch deep every 2?3 inches in rows 18 inches apart. For a continuous supply of tender beets and fresh greens, resow every 2?3 weeks. 1 Because beet "seeds" are actually dried fruits containing multiple seeds, expect to thin, leaving one beet every 3?4 inches. fertile, well drained 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 use slices raw in salads or cooked lightly 0 0 0 > 0 0 0 0
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