Bulls Blood beetroot is a magnificent dual purpose variety known for its deep red coloured leaves. This old variety has been used for both ornamental and culinary use since Victorian times. It was listed pre-1900 in England and is probably the only decorative-leafed Victorian beetroot variety surviving. This useful crop can be used at any stage of growth, harvest the leaves for baby leaf, in mixed salads or use steamed like spinach, or the roots can be left to grow like any other beetroot. Today, Bull's Blood is the variety used by the commercial growers for both baby leaf and mixed salad leaves. The leaves are broader than other beetroot varieties, more flavourful than other red accent crops, they can be harvested for baby leaf salads in as little as 35 days. Left to mature they have a particularly sweet taste when cooked, while the medium-sized spherical roots are tender and have a great flavour especially when young. Harvest in 60 days.
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