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Chioggia
Chioggia Beet (55 days) Open-pollinated. Also known as Bassano, for the Venetian hill town in which it originated. Has been cultivated in the States since the 1840s, was listed by Fearing Burr in 1863, and offered by Vick’s for 75¢ per lb in 1877. Beautiful when sliced, this heirloom home-garden type attracts attention in the kitchen with its alternating interior rings of pink and white. Noteworthy also for its light red exterior color, green tops and exceptional sweetness. It loses quality when it gets large. Bag tag limits seed to one-time use.
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2136A: 1/8oz for $1.10  
2136B: 1/2oz for $2.00  
2136C: 1oz for $3.80  
2136D: 4oz for $9.00  
2136E: 1lb for $26.00  
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Beets

Beta vulgaris

⅛ oz packet sows 20 ft; 1 oz sows 160 ft.

Culture: Hardy and easy to grow. Can be sown almost as soon as ground can be worked. Thin by harvesting greens with baby beets. Beets left to mature to full size should be at least 3" apart.

Minimum germination temperature 40°, optimal range 60–85°, optimal temperature 77°. Emergence takes 17 days at 50°, 10 days at 59°, 5 days at 77°, highest % of normal seedlings at 77°.

Disease: CLS: Cercospora Leaf Spot
CLS looks like someone shot a series of small target-like circles in the foliage. Prolonged periods of rainfall and high humidity exacerbate this disease. In serious cases the spots darken and extend. Rotating crops, removing plant debris, and wider spacing to ensure adequate air circulation are preventive measures.

Scab, the same disease that afflicts potatoes, causes rough brown spots on the skin. Adequate irrigation is a preventive.