Beet, Bull's Blood
- Red-purple leaves
- Sweet flavor
- Can be grown for salad leaves
- 35 days for baby leaf tops, 55 days for edible roots
- ±1,300 seeds/oz
Selected by Dutch seedsman and SSE member Kees Sahin in 1986 from the French variety Crapaudine for the darkest-colored leaves. Remarkably beautiful red-purple tops. The juice from the beets is used to make the only red food coloring allowed by Swedish law. Deliciously sweet. 35 days for baby leaf tops, 55 days for edible roots. ±1,300 seeds/oz.
Direct Seed: 2" Apart
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Rows Apart: 20-24"
Thin: 4-6" Apart
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 5-10 days. Can be planted at two-week intervals for continuous harvests. All parts of the beet plant are edible.