Also known as “Candy-Stripe” beet, Chioggia Guardsmark (Beta vulgaris) is an improved version of the nineteenth-century Italian heirloom best known for its striking pink and white-ringed flesh. The beet has a light red outer skin and a mild and sweet flavor palette. Guardsmark has more uniform roots than the standard heirloom. Chioggia also produces luscious greens that that can be stir-fried just like chard. An utterly gorgeous addition to any garden.
45 days leaf. 60 days root. Biennial.