Also known as Bassano, and noted for its alternating red-and-white concentric rings that resemble a bull's-eye, Chioggia beets are wonderful for both fresh eating and pickling. It retains its markings if roasted whole and sliced just before serving. Named for a fishing town near Venice, this historical Italian variety has been grown in the United States since at least 1865. 50 days. Packet contains 100 seeds.