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  • Beetroot - Bulls Blood


    (Beta vulgaris)

    Bulls blood beetroot has attractive dark red leaves and dark red zoned roots. Flavour is sweet and earthy with the roots forming up to 10cm in diameter.

    How to Grow

    Beetroot likes a well prepared garden bed that is loose in soil structure and rich in organic matter. Plenty of nitrogen is required for rapid growth but over doing it can result in excess leaf growth and poor root formation. Sow seed direct in garden bed and cover with 1cm of soil. After 6 weeks you can begin harvesting leafy greens for salads or blanching. Keep in mind beetroot leaves do have oxalic acid so it is best to cook them. After approximately 70 days the root will have swelled and you can begin harvesting beetroot. If the plants are to close together you can 'thin' them out by harvesting the largest beetroots making room for the smaller ones to grow into. To ensure a continued supply it is best to sow every 4 weeks.

    Sow all year except in hot weather

    Sow direct into garden

    Seed packet contains 100 seeds

    70 seeds/gram.

    70 days to maturity


    Leaves can be used fresh or cooked due to the oxalic acid content. A great substitute for spinach and silverbeet. Roots are typically used pickled, roasted, steamed or be a little adventurous and make a beetroot chocolate cake for a delicious treat. Beetroots also store well in a plastic bag refrigerated.