- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 10 - 12 Inches
- Mature Spread 10 - 12 Inches
- Growing Zones 9 - 12
Sweet, tangy, and beautiful inside and out, the Bull’s Blood Beet is a necessity for the salad-loving vegetable gardener. With juicy, blood-red-and-pink roots and deep-red foliage, this entire vegetable is delicious and useful, perfect for salads, roasting, and for bringing color to countless recipes. The Bull’s Blood Beet grows 10-12 inches tall and wide, thriving in full sun, cooler weather, and well-draining, rich soil. In 30-65 days, these flavorful red beauties are ready to harvest. Younger, smaller beets have more flavor, while waiting until beets are larger will make them easier to store and can.
Bull’s Blood Beet Care
Bull’s Blood Beets can be sown once the soil temperature has reached about 45°F or greater. Place beet seeds about 1 inch apart to start, thinning to every 3 inches once seedlings are about 2 inches tall. Rows should be about 12 inches apart to ensure each plant has plenty of room and light to grow. If transplanting, take care to not disturb the roots as beet roots are delicate before maturity.
Growing Bull’s Blood Beet
The Bull’s Blood Beet matures 30-65 days after planting, with beets being more flavorful when harvested at a smaller size. Beets require full sun to grow and can be planted rather densely at only 3 inches apart. It is important to weed the area around beets regularly to ensure that the roots are not being crowded out, allowing them to reach optimal size.
Beets can be grown easily in containers if given high quality potting soil, adequate room, and plenty of sunlight. The Bull’s Blood Beet has attractive red foliage, allowing it to be used ornamentally as a filler plant if desired.
Watering Bull’s Blood Beet
Beets prefer evenly moist soil, requiring about 1 inch of water a week and doing best when provided regular water through irrigation. Water the area surrounding the beet until the top few inches are moist, and do not allow the soil to dry out completely.
Feeding Bull’s Blood Beet
Ideally, plant beets in nutrient-rich soil that has been mixed with manure or compost. Every 3 weeks, apply an organic fertilizer that is higher in phosphate and potassium and lower in nitrogen.
Bulls Blood Beets Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 12|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 10 - 12 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Inches|
|Spacing: 10 - 12 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Red|
|Seasonal Interest: N/A|
|Uses: Borders, Mass Planting|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest|
|Brand: Goodness Grows|
|Common Name: Bulls Blood Beets Plant|
|Other Name(s): Bulls Blood Beets|
|Scientific Name: Beet 'Bulls Blood'|
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