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Beets Bull’s Blood

Beets

Bull’s Blood:  A delicious and beautiful multipurpose beet that is blood red to deep purple in color from its leaves down to its roots. The antioxidant-rich leaves are a highly regarded gourmet addition to salads, especially when harvested in the baby stage. (Baby leaves are ready to pick in just 35 days from sowing.) The sweet, earthy roots are equally delectable. This is the best variety for microgreens and will top your meals with a welcome burst of color. This illustrious heirloom was selected in 1986 by Kees Sahin, a Dutch seed breeder who used the ancient Crapaudine beet as a parent.

50 Days

Heirloom

Size Available: 1204

Beets Bull’s Blood

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Beets

Beets are common root vegetables that stand out from other produce due to their dark red color. Table beets (different than sugar beets) are popular in European cuisines. The plant thrives in cold climates and Germany, France, Russia and the U.K. are leaders in beet cultivation. Used often in salads and soups, the entire plant is edible and can be boiled, baked, steamed or eaten raw. There are some tricks to cooking with beets, most notably is how to clean up because they will produce stains.