Bull’s Blood Beet (Beta vulgaris)
Deep burgundy foliage helps the Bull’s Blood beet live up to its dramatic name. Add those striking leaves to salads for a flavorful, nutritious kick! This cool-weather crop also produces sweet, tender roots that taste best when harvested young.
- 200 seeds minimum
- Germination: 5-10 days
- Maturity: 55-60 days
- Direct sow ½” deep in full sun as soon as soil can be worked.
- Sow 12-15 seeds per foot; thin to 3" apart when seedlings are 1-2" tall. Plant rows 12" apart.
- Plant again in late summer for a fall harvest.
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High germination rate. I got an early harvest and reseeded for a second, zone 6 Columbus, Ohio. I was able to share with friends and have plenty for myself. Performed well in a new bed, former lawn, clayey soil with tree roots, with minimal soil prep and tending. Will plant again next year.