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Beet Seeds - Bulls Blood OPEN POLLINATED

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Packet $2.75
1 Ounce Package $8.95
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  • 16 Inches Foliage; 2-3 Inches Root
  • Harvest: 35 Days for Greens / 60 Days for Beets
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

A dramatic name that packs a dramatic taste, “Bull’s Blood” is a sweet and tender beet, grown as much for its roots as it is for its folliage. Plant “Bull’s Blood” beets in full sun and get ready to harvest in just 55 days. A very tasty and versatile beet, it’s delicious baked, pickled, or boiled.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Bulls Blood Beet
    Botanical Name:Beta vulgaris "Bulls Blood"
    Type:Open-Pollinated
    Size at Maturity:Foliage 16" high, Beets 3" in Diameter
    Days to Maturity:35 Days for Foliage, 55 Days for Beets
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Time:Cool Season
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Planting Depth:1/4"
    Plant Spacing:6"
    Seeds per Pound:NA
    Hardiness Zones:All
    Ships:Year-round
  • Planting Instructions

    Beet Planting:

    Beets can be planted relatively early in the season, as soon as soil can be worked or approximately 4 weeks after the last hard frost.

    Seeds should be planted approximately 3 /4 inches deep and 1 inch apart in rows of approximately 12-18 inch spacing.

    After germination when seedlings are approximately 4-5 inches tall, seedlings will need to be thinned, depending on your desired harvest. For early harvesting of small, cylindrical roots, thin to 3-4 inches apart. For later harvests of larger roots thin to 6+ inch spacing. Take care when thinning to not disturb the nearby developing roots.

    Beets can be started indoors and then transplanted outdoors.

    The plot should be kept well weeded to discourage competition which can result in a less than peak harvest.

    Being related to Swiss Chard and Spinach, beets should not be planted in close proximity or succession with these crops.

    Beets have a good tolerance for low fertility soil, and too much nitrogen can encourage top growth which will detract from root development.

    The best color and flavor for beets develops under cool conditions and bright sun.

    Beets can be harvested when they have reached the desired size, but approximately 65 days after planting beets will be the familiar 1.5 - 2 inches (depending on variety) that most gardeners want for cooking and preserving. With adequate moisture and space, beets will grow rapidly, but larger roots can be tough and fibrous.

    Fresh beets can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks, or preserved by canning, pickling or freezing.

    When harvesting, beets should be separated from their tops, leaving about 1 inch of stem on the root. Beet greens are also nutritious and delicious, but must be stored separately--greens stored intact with the root will continue to draw moisture from the root, and will result in a shriveled and flavorless root.

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