Beet Bull's Blood HEIRLOOM Seeds

Beet Bull's Blood HEIRLOOM Seeds

Beta vulgaris

Item #0222

60 days. Sow one row for the beautiful greens, and another row for the delicious roots! Bull’s Blood is valued for its tender, sweet, deep red-burgundy foliage. The 16" greens rival chard and spinach for delectability and nutritional content. The beets of this 1840s heirloom are also quite tasty when harvested small. Beets are excellent for mild climates where multiple crops are possible.

This packet sows two 9-foot rows

Days to Emerge:
5 - 21 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
1 seed every 3"

Row Spacing:

When 2" tall,
thin to 1
every 3"

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost for early summer crop, and late summer for fall crop. Growing during hot temperature periods should be avoided. USDA zones 10 and 11 can sow fall through winter

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special germination instructions: Soak seeds for 8 to 24 hours before sowing.

Harvesting: For early spring sowings, harvest beets before summer heat. For late summer sowings, harvest before first heavy frost. For winter sowings in mild, frost-free climates, harvest in early spring. Harvest when roots are anywhere from 2"–3" in diameter. Do not let them get too big; the smaller they are, the more tender. Foliage can be harvested when 3"–6" tall for the most tender leaves, or as large as 16". You can take as much as one third of a beet plant’s outer leaves without harming the root crop; leave at least 2" of center foliage above ground level.

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