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64 days. The renaissance of the salad mix has made unique uses for all types of greens, and the leaves of Bull’s Blood are a regal addition. The strong, deep red tops grow to 13 inches tall and have a clean crisp flavor. The 3–4 inch round roots have delightful red and white zoning. Harvest when small for the very best in eating quality.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Resistance to leaf miner

Love to grow beets but have leaf miner issues in western Oregon. Tunnels through the leaves that look like dried up burned leaves if you are not familiar. Bulls blood variety in combination with planting a little bit later in June has made a world of difference. I might spray with organic spray once or twice and they are perfect enough to eat the greens (reds? Haha) Before the leaf miners would destroy the leaves so bad it would stunt the plants and never develop full size. Bulls blood has never become woody for me, even when they get really large. Just pickled some and they are great.

Tiffany V.
Just BEET it!

I grow beets each year purely to pickle them!

If you are saddened when your canned beets loose their color, your prayers have been answered! While many other beets loose their color and look anemic in the jar, Bull's Blood never looses it's deep purple-red color, even though the canning liquid is so dark you can hardly see the beets! I allow mine to grow as large as they want, and have not encountered any "woody" beets yet. I have grown these for 9 years (Zone 8) and they have been very reliable for me!

We like to add clove to our pickled beet brine and eat with salt and pepper over cottage cheese! :)

Soil Temp for Germ 50–75°F
Seed Depth ½"
Seed Spacing 1"
Days to Emergence 5–17
Thin Plants to 3–4"
Row Spacing 12–16"
Fertilizer Needs Medium
Minimum Germination 75%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 30–75
Seed Life 2 years

Beta vulgaris This wholesome vegetable is doubly heart-healthy. The sweet, delicious roots contain high levels of glycine betaine. This phytochemical compound fights platelet clots and plaque formation in the arteries. Along with a wealth of potassium, calcium and vitamin A, hearty beet greens are rich in fiber, which may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Beets perform best in fertile, evenly moist soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Uniform soil moisture is essential
• Sudden changes in temperature or soil moisture will increase zoning (ring formation in the root) and lead to premature bolting
• Transplanting not recommended as it can damage the tap root

Direct Sowing
• At the bottom of the furrow band 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet
• Cover seeds with sifted compost, loose soil, or vermiculite, and water evenly
• Use row cover when soil temperatures are cool and to protect from pests
• Sow June—August for a fall crop

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Leaf miners, flea beetles, and leaf hoppers
• Insect control: Pick off affected leaves and check for eggs—if found, spray with Pyrethrin
• Common diseases: Scab
• Disease prevention: Neutral pH (7.0), 3-4 year crop rotation, keep adequately watered
• Common pests: Mice, voles, and gophers
• Pest control: Traps or underground screens

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest when roots reach desired size; small roots are tender, large roots may become woody if left in the ground too long
• Leaves can be used as pot greens or in salads
• Trim tops and store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity

Fall & Winter Harvest
• Beets should be harvested before temperatures drop to the 15-20°F range
• If you are in a temperate climate, and your soil is well drained, your best location for root storage is in the garden under a protective layer of straw

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
C | Cercospora

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