Origin: North Africa. ‘Earthiness of Chioggia versus the super sweetness of Detroit Dark Red.
Chioggia - An old Italian heirloom from the town of Chioggia (pronounced kee-oh-ja) near Venice, much loved by the celebrity chefs. Perfect for lovers of gutsy, classic beet flavour.
Detroit Dark Red - intensely red, intensely sweet, and with no soil-like hints. They also happen to contain one of the highest concentrations of the red pigment betalain, with demonstrated antioxidant properties in latest studies.
- Harvest April-September.
- Willy Wonka colouration, and gutsy, intense earthiness
- Incredible sweetness and a silky texture with no hint of woodiness