Beetroot

Beetroot 'Bulls Blood'

Beetroot - Beetroot  'Bulls Blood'

Common Name: Beetroot
Genus: Beetroot
Cultivar: 'Bulls Blood'

Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Colour: Purple

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Sow Depth: 1.0 cm
Sow Spacing: 15.0 cm
Harvest: June to November
Months to Sow Ouside: April to June

With its vividly-coloured deep burgundy leaves this plant is so striking it can be used in ornamental borders as well as on veg plots. Pick the baby leaves to add a rich splash of colour to salads or leave the plants to mature for classic fat round purple beetroots. The leaves turn an even darker purple in cold weather so for the richest colours leaves sow a last crop in September to grow through autumn.

  • Growing Instructions:In spring make a shallow drill 1cm deep and sow the large easy-to-handle seeds about 15cm apart. Cover again lightly with soil and water in. Seeds produce multiple seedlings so thin to leave one plant to mature at each spot. Beetroot can also be grown in containers: sow direct into the compost allowing about five seeds to a 45cm pot.

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