Bulls Blood Beet

833 – Bull’s Blood Beet

$3.00

Certified Biodynamic

Grown especially for its beautiful dark red-purple tops that have a rich buttery flavor when steamed or sauteed. Great tasting baby leaves for salad mix at 35 days. Not usually grown for beetroot, but small beets can be harvested at 55 days.

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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
35-55

SOWING
Sow beets ~1/2-1″ deep after soil has warmed to around 45 degrees.

LIGHT PREFERENCE
Prefers full sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS
pH 6.5 – 6.8. can tolerate a pH of 6.2 – 7.

PLANT HEIGHT
Greens 3″ and taller

PLANT SPACING
Beet seeds are actually a cluster of ~2-6 seeds. Sow thinly about 1-3″ apart. After germination, snip or pull out the weaker seedlings out of the cluster.

HARDINESS ZONES
Beets can tolerate some cold and roots can remain in the ground until a hard freeze.

HARVEST
Thin and use the greens as they become 2-3″ and taller. The outer beet leaves can also be harvested for continual leaf production. Small beets can be harvested around 55 days after germination.

COMPANION PLANTING
Beets grow well when paired with beans, leeks, kohlrabi, garlic, and onions.

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

This variety is usually grown for its richly colored red-purple tops. Greens can be added to brighten up a salad or steamed or sauteed to bring out their delectable, buttery flavor!

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Sizes

S ~150 Seeds

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