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Red Beetroot Tonda di Chioggia [Beta vulgaris]

Red Beetroot Tonda di Chioggia [Beta vulgaris]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

Shipping
We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €3.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7.50
Parcel up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €6.50
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.


Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

The beetroot 'Tonda di Chioggia' is a biennial, ancient and traditional Italian variety from the city of Chioggia in Veneto. This fast-growing and robust variety originated from the beetroot and was cultivated in Italy long before the well-known beetroot. In addition to light green leaves, the root tubers form a light red shell with juicy flesh ringed in light red and white. A specialty with a particularly pleasant, delicately sweet taste. Excellent as a raw vegetable, for juicing or in smoothies. For year-round cultivation.

General information
Plant family: Amaranthaceae
Lifecycle: Biennial
Days until harvest: 85 days
Plant hight approx: 40 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until -5°C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, moist, loamy, humus

pH value: 6 to 7

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 1-2 cm
Best germination temperature: 18-22°C
Germination time: 7-10 days
Plant-, row distance: 15x30 cm

Optimal mix culture: Bean, Savory, Dill, Cucumber, Garlic, Cabbage, Parsnip, Broad bean, Onion
Unfavorable mix culture: Potatoes, Leeks, Corn, Chard, Spinach


Subtropical climate (Mediterranean) (e.g. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from February after the last frosts. We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls from January to December.

Temperate climate (e.g. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into frost-free open ground from April to July. We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls from March to August.

Generally
For beetroot, we recommend pre-cultivating. To do this, let the seedlings grow in a small bowl up to the first visible beet leaves, then prick out into the desired container. After pricking out, allow the seedlings to grow at moderate temperatures until they are planted out as seedlings. The seedlings are planted in the bed from the 2nd pair of leaves after the cotyledons.
Bete prefers a sunny location with nutrient-rich, humus-rich loamy soil. Prepare the soil for beets with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Extra tips
In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
The bed in which beetroot plants grow can occasionally be a little drier, but the soil should never dry out completely. Regular watering causes faster growth. Beds prepared with animal manure and planting in mixed culture replace additional fertilizer.

Germination ability of seeds: 5-6 years

Other names
Latin botanical names: Beta vulgaris
English names: Beetroot, Red beet, Garden beet, Table beet
German names: Bete, Rande, Rübe
Portuguese names: Beterraba, Raiz de beterraba
Spanish names: Betabel, Betarava, Betarraga, Betaraba
French names: Betterave, Betterave rouge

  • Made with love and in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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