The highly sought after Chioggia or "Bulls Eye" Beet is an Italian heirloom dating back to 1840. Chioggia, pronounced "key-oh-jah" is a city of Northern Italy near Venice. This beet gets its nick name from the concentric red and white rings that form inside.
The very tender Chioggia Beet has a mild sweet flavor and it's solid green tops have a smooth, delicious taste. This beet matures early and requires less cooking time then most other beet varieties.