Bull's Blood Beet Seed

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“Beet” boring side dishes and boost your health, to boot. This picture-perfect sweet beet also has very attractive deep reddish-purple leaves. Beets fuel your energy and are a natural blood thinner. Baby beet greens (along with steamed/cooled beets) are a delight in summer salads. The pretty pink interior rings make beautiful pickled beets, or simply roast them to get their full flavor. Heat- and cold-tolerant. Plant lots of beets in spring and fall! Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 5-17
  • Days to maturity: 50
  • Start indoors: Not recommended
  • Sow outdoors after danger of frost has passed.
  • Seed spacing: 1-2” apart, then thin seedlings to 3-5” apart. Use thinnings for salad.
  • Seed depth: ½”
  • Produce size: Best when harvested at 2-3” in diameter
  • Yield: 1 root per plant
  • Mature plant height: 12-18”
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Year of discovery: 1840

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